Withers, Frederick C.

Withers, Frederick C. (Clarke)

(1828–1901) architect; born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England. His wide New York practice was identified with ecclesiastical and institutional architecture and the High Victorian Gothic style. In partnership with Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted (1864–71), he worked on Central Park, New York.
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Withers, Frederick C.

(1828–1901)
American architect in Newburgh, NY; associated with Andrew Jackson Downing, Calvert Vaux, and Frederick Law Olmstead. Leading designer of High Victorian Gothic architecture and churches; Dutch Reformed Church (1859), Beacon, NY; Gallaudet College (1885), Washington, DC; Jefferson Market Courthouse, NYC (1878); and Chapel of the Good Shepherd (1888), NYC.
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