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Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor

(grōv`nər), 1869–1924, American architect, b. Pomfret, Conn. He studied under James Renwick in New York City and in 1891 entered the office of Ralph Adams CramCram, Ralph Adams,
1863–1942, American architect, b. Hampton Falls, N.H. An ardent exponent of Gothic architecture, Cram produced many collegiate and ecclesiastical works in a neo-Gothic style. Among these are part of the Cathedral of St.
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 in Boston. Later he was made a partner in this firm but left it (1914) to begin independent practice. Goodhue was particularly successful in evolving a distinctive style for his ecclesiastical work, which was Gothic in form yet permeated with a modern spirit. Examples are the churches of St. Thomas and of St. Vincent Ferrer, New York City, and the buildings of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In his later years he turned from historical design and endeavored to create forms more harmonious with contemporary life and methods of construction, but he died before he could fully accomplish this aim. The most important works of this last period are the building at Washington, D.C., to house the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council and the state capitol, Lincoln, Neb. Among his other works are St. Bartholomew's Church and the Chapel of the Intercession, New York City, and the First Baptist Church, Pittsburgh.

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See biographies by C. H. Whitaker (1925) and R. Oliver (1983).

Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor

(1869–1924) architect; born in Pomfret, Conn. An eclectic architectural stylist, he became a leading Gothic church architect in partnership with Ralph Adams Cram (1892–1913) and later embraced modernism. He designed additions to West Point (1903–10) and the Nebraska State Capitol (1920–32).
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