Lafever, Minard(1798–1854) builder/architect; born near Morristown, N.J. His five builders' guides (1829–56) spread the Greek Revival style nationwide, while his many New York City churches popularized various other revival styles, notably Gothic.
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American architect in New York; author of popular builder’s guides that disseminated the Greek Revival nationwide. Also designed numerous churches: Sailors’ Snug Harbor (1833), Staten Island, NY; New Dutch South Reformed Church (1840), New York; and Church of the Holy Trinity (1847), Brooklyn, NY.
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