Mead, William Rutherford

Mead, William Rutherford,

1846–1928, American architect, b. Brattleboro, Vt. He entered the office of Russell SturgisSturgis, Russell
, 1836–1909, American architect and writer, b. Baltimore co., Md., grad. College of the City of New York, 1856. He practiced architecture until 1880; the buildings he designed include the Flower Hospital in New York City and a chapel and several
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 in New York City. In 1872 he began to practice architecture with C. F. McKimMcKim, Charles Follen,
1847–1909, American architect, b. Chester co., Pa., studied (1867–70) at the École des Beaux-Arts. He was one of the founders of the firm of McKim, Mead, and Bigelow, which in 1879 became McKim, Mead, and White (see William Rutherford
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, and their partnership was joined by Stanford WhiteWhite, Stanford,
1853–1906, American architect, b. New York City; son of Richard Grant White. In 1872 he entered the office of Gambrill and Richardson in Boston, at the time when H. H. Richardson was at the peak of his fame.
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 in 1879 to make the famous firm of McKim, Mead, and White.


See M. Broderick, Triumvirate: McKim, Mead &White (2011).