Sloan, Samuel(1815–84) architect; born in Beaver Dam, Pa. "The Architect of Philadelphia," he designed public buildings, schools, and churches, and, working with Thomas S. Kirkbride, became an authority on designing insane asylums. He wrote seven influential plan books (1852–73).
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American architect in Philadelphia who authored many plan books and designed public buildings, schools, hospitals for mentally ill people, and churches. Works include the Alabama Insane Hospital (1852), Tuskaloosa, AL, and Longwood (1862), Natchez, MS.
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