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Cram, 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. John the Divine in New York City; the graduate school and chapel at Princeton; and buildings at Williams, Phillips Exeter Academy, Rice Univ., and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After the withdrawal of B. G. GoodhueGoodhue, Bertram Grosvenor
, 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 Cram in Boston.
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 in 1914, the architectural firm with which he was associated was known as Cram and Ferguson.

Bibliography

See Ralph Adams Cram: Life and Architecture (Vol. I, 1995) by D. Shand-Tucci.

Cram, Ralph Adams

(1863–1942)
A leading Gothic Revivalist in the United States; influenced by William Morris and John Ruskin.

Cram, Ralph Adams

(1863–1942) architect and author; born in Hampton Falls, N.H. In partnership in Boston with Bertram Goodhue and then with Frank William Ferguson (1892–1913) he became identified with the Gothic Revival style, particularly in church (the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (1915–41), New York) and collegiate architecture (West Point (1903–10), Princeton University (1907–29)). Cram directed architecture studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1914–19) and published several books on Gothic architecture and medieval-based social systems.
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To the finest of Kirk and James add tales (from Black Spirits and White) by the architect Ralph Adams Cram, who designed that most Octoberish of campuses, the Hudson River Gothic West Point.
This was designed by Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, the firm founded by the Bostonian architect and writer Ralph Adams Cram, who, with his passion for European medievalism, really was a disciple of Pugin.
His early social circle included, among others, architect Ralph Adams Cram, designer Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, lifelong friend and well-published Catholic poet Louise Imogen Guiney, and publisher Herbert Copeland, who joined him in the 1890's to form the publishing firm of Copeland & Day.
The architecture of Ralph Adams Cram and his office.
Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942) was the Great Goth who designed some of the canonical US buildings of the 1890s and early decades of the twentieth century, including the campus of Rice University, the exquisite little chapel for the Crowley Fathers in Boston and most of the Anglican Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in New York (taken over and much altered after the death of G.