Content: the text consists of the history of mason and dixon's line, by jhb latrobe, philadelphia, 1855 lecture upon the controversy between pennsylvania and virginia, by nb craig, pittsburg, 1843 mason and dixon's line, by j veech, pittsburg[h], 1857 and message from the governor of. Benjamin henry latrobe, ii (december 19, 1806 - october 19, 1878) was an american civil engineer, best known for his railway bridges, and a railway executive around 1820, latrobe worked with his father to establish a water supply for new orleans, louisiana in 1835, he was appointed the chief. Benjamin benjamin henry latrobe is honored as the second architect of the capitol, he left some of the greatest interiors in the history of neoclassicism at the us capitol. Benjamin henry latrobe (b leeds, yorks, england 1764 d new orleans, louisiana 1820) benjamin latrobe was born the son of a moravian minister in leeds, yorks, england in 1764. Benjamin h latrobe - architect and first engineer of philadelphia water works 1799-1801 archive identifier: public works-water construction, 342-0 description.
This study interprets benjamin h latrobe's philadelphia waterworks of 1801 as a uniquely american architecture based on a designed equilibrium between the infrastructural production of public health, the architectural construction of civic landscape, and the republican cultivation of democratic society. Th: jefferson presents his salutations to mr latrobe, and recommends to him, in passing through baltimore, to examine the covering on the flat part of genl smith's house it is with sheet iron in gutturs, is the first & only example yet executed, and may furnish us, by the manner of it's. Biography he has been called the father of american architecture john h b latrobe and his times, 1803-1891 john edward semmes norman, remington company, 1917 - 601 pages. The son of benjamin and anna (antes) latrobe, the future architect was born in fulneck, near leeds, and spent his boyhood in england and his youth in germany returning to england in 1784, latrobe worked in the offices of john smeaton and samuel pepys cockerell.
Latrobe, benjamin henry (1764 - 1820) dictionary of american biography, the engineering drawings of benjamin henry latrobe new haven, ct: yale university. The basilica of the national shrine of the assumption of the blessed virgin mary was the first roman catholic cathedral constructed in the united states it was designed by benjamin latrobe, who was both the first true american architect as well as architect of the us capitol under thomas jefferson. Extract from thomas jefferson to benjamin h latrobe monticello oct 10 09 my essay in architecture has been so much subordinated to the law of convenience,. Benjamin henry latrobe, 1764-1820 portrait by charles wilson peale ca 1804 john latrobe recorded in his journal, that on the night of jan 21, 1801, his father benjamin, with three gentlemen, his friends, and one of his workmen, kindled a fire under the boiler, and set the ponderous machinery in. Benjamin h latrobe, jr held a similar position on the baltimore and ohio railroad when barnes bought land and laid out the town, he named it for his colleague latrobe.
Constructing the capitol: benjamin henry latrobe english-born benjamin henry latrobe, one of the first professional architects to practice in the united states, was a brilliant designer and engineer thomas jefferson convinced latrobe to accept a position of surveyor of public buildings in 1803. Find the perfect benjamin latrobe stock photo huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable rf and rm images no need to register, buy now. Letter and report from benjamin h latrobe, surveyor of the public buildings at the city of washington : on the subject of the said buildings by benjamin henry latrobe ( book . In 1837 he returned to the b&o as a carpenter, but was soon promoted to line foreman by benjamin h latrobe, ii although the early b&o bridges in central maryland were stone arch types (the thomas viaduct is perhaps the most impressive), wood bridges became common on the line west of harpers ferry, virginia, and bollman began to design some of. Charles hazlehurst latrobe, (1833-1902), engineer, bridge-builder, architect, constructed many public works for the city of baltimore, roads, bridges and parks, son of b h latrobe ii benjamin henry latrobe (1764-1820), architect of the united states capitol, brother of c i latrobe.
The papers of benjamin henry latrobe are published in four series by yale university press for the maryland historical society series i contains all the latrobe journals, or memorandum books, supplemented with relevant sketchbook materials, literary and visual, and occasionally with individual letters that strengthen the sense of chronology. Latrobe, benjamin henry (benjamin henry boneval latrobe) (lətrōb`), 1764-1820, american architect, b yorkshire, england he is considered the first professional architect in. Benjamin henry latrobe, ii (december 19, 1806 - october 19, 1878) was an american civil engineer, best known for his railway bridges, and a railway executive wikipedia: benjamin henry latrobe, ii view all. Title benjamin h latrobe, surveyor of the public buildings to thomas jefferson, april 29, 1807, partial transcription available.
The papers of benjamin h latrobe (1764-1820), spanning the years 1803-1817, consist principally of letters from latrobe to john lenthall, clerk of the works of the united states capitol, concerning the construction of the capitol building in. The journal of latrobe - kindle edition by benjamin henry latrobe, j h b latrobe download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the journal of latrobe. John's father, benjamin h latrobe of baltimore, was a prominent architect who designed many public buildings and oversaw the construction of the united states capitol sadly, benjamin latrobe's untimely death from yellow fever in 1820 eventually compelled john to resign from the academy to provide for his family. Benjamin latrobe: benjamin latrobe, british-born architect and civil engineer who established architecture as a profession in the united states latrobe was the most original proponent of the greek revival style in american building.