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Pope, John Russell,

1874–1937, American architect, b. New York City, studied at the College of the City of New York and the School of Mines, Columbia (Ph.B., 1894). He won a fellowship (1895) to the American Academy in Rome. Pope's firm, established in New York City in 1900, consistently produced dignified architecture of classical inspiration. His designs include a long list of town and country residences. His public works at Washington, D.C., include the Scottish Rite Temple, the National Archives Building, Constitution Hall for the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Gallery of Art.


See study by S. M. Bedford (1998).

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Pope, John Russell

Disciple of McKim Mead and White; trained at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Designed the Jefferson Memorial (1937) and the National Gallery of Art (1937), both in Washington, DC, and the Sculpture Hall, Tate Gallery, London (1937).
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Pope, John Russell

(1874–1937) architect; born in New York City. A prolific New York architect, he revived Gothic, Georgian, and classical styles. Among his neoclassical designs are the National Archives (1933–35) and the Jefferson Memorial (1937–43), both in Washington, D.C.
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