Richard Morris Hunt Architecture Photos

Richard Morris Hunt (1827-95) has been called the dean of American Architects. He is noted for the mansions he built for the wealthy in Newport, RI, in New York, the Biltmore house in NC plus the base for the Statue of Liberty & the entrance wing of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Born in Vermont, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then established a practice in New York.

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J.N.A. Griswold House, Newport, RI (now Newport Art Museum) (1863-64) John N.A. Griswald House now Newport Art Museum. Newport, RI Carriage entrance facade of Stick-style Griswald House of Newport Art Museum. Newport, RI Stick architecture of staircase in Newport Art Museum. Newport, RI
  • Everett-Dunn House, Tenafly, NJ, (1867)
  • Stuyvesant Apartments, New York, NY (demolished) (1869-70)
  • Jacob Haskell House, Orient Street, Swampscott, MA (1871-73)
  • New York Tribune Building, New York, NY (demolished) (1875)
  • Lenox Library, New York, NY (demolished) (1871-77)
  • Howland Cultural Center (Howland Library), Beacon, NY (1870s)
Chateau-sur-Mer expansion, Newport, RI (1870-73 + 1876-80) Chateau-sur-Mer side facade & porch built by China Trade Merchant William Westmore. Newport, RI Great Hall by Richard Morris Hunt with Eastlake woodwork & painted ceiling fresco at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI Grand staircase in Eastlake style with mural by Richard Morris Hunt at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI
  • Marshall Field House, Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL (1873)
  • Roosevelt Building, 478-482 Broadway, New York, NY Art Nouveau with Cast Iron Facade (1873-74)
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Islip, Long Island, NY (1880)
William K. Vanderbilt House, "Petit Chateau", 5th Ave., New York, NY (demolished) (1878-82) Portal from Vanderbilt New York City house moved to Vanderbilt Mansion in Centerport, NY. Portal from Vanderbilt New York City house with sculpture of architect Richard Morris Hunt moved to William K. Vanderbilt II Mansion in Centerport, NY.
Renovation of Astors' Beechwood, Newport, Rhode Island (1881) Astor's Beechwood mansion occupied by the Astors in 1880. Newport, RI Astor's Beechwood mansion rococo details of ballroom. Newport, RI Astor's Beechwood mansion ballroom ceiling mural of Neptune. Newport, RI
  • Henry Marquand House, New York, NY (1881-84)
  • Chateau de Montmry (Theodore Haviland), Ambazac, Haute Vienne, France (1885)
Pedestal for the Statue of Liberty, New York, NY (1881-86) Statue of Liberty by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, base by Richard Morris Hunt. New York, NY
  • James Pinchot House, Grey Towers, Milford, PA (1884-86)
  • William Borden House, Chicago, IL (1884-89)
  • Ogden Mills House, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (1885-87)
  • Archibald Rogers Estate, Hyde Park, NY (1886-89)
William Kissam Vanderbilt House, "Marble House", Newport, RI (1888-92) Marble House. Newport, RI Staircase at Marble House. Newport, RI Dining room by Richard Morris Hunt at Marble House. Newport, RI
  • J.R. Busk House, "Indian Springs" (aka Wrentham House), Newport, RI (1889-92)
  • Ogden Goelet House, "Ochre Court", Newport, RI (1888-93)
  • Dorsheimer-Busk House, Newport, RI (1890-93)
  • Oliver Belmont House, "Belcourt Castle", Newport, RI (1891-94)
  • Gymnasium, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (1889-93)
  • Academic Building, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (1889-95)
  • Consulted on Carnegie Hall by William B. Tuthill (1891)
  • John Jacob Astor IV House, Fifth Ave., New York, NY (demolished) (1891-95)
Administration Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL (demolished) (1891-93) Print of Administration Building at World's Columbian Exposition by Poole Bros. at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI Paperweight with Administration Building of World's Columbian Exposition at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI Plate with Administration Building of Chicago World's Fair at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI
Cornelius Vanderbilt II house, "The Breakers", Newport, RI (1892-95) The Breakers. Newport, RI Italian Renaissance style Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI Highly decorated ceiling surround in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI
  • Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA (demolished) (1892-95 )
  • Elbridge Gerry Mansion, 5th Avenue, New York, NY (demolished) (1895)
  • George Washington Vanderbilt House, "Biltmore Estate", Asheville, NC (1888-95)
  • Southern Railway Biltmore Station, One Biltmore Plaza, Asheville, NC (1896)
  • Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC (1896)
Clark Hall, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Clark Hall at Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH Clark Hall at Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH
  • Virginia Hall (+ other buildings) Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), Hampton, VA
  • Master plan for Columbia University Morningside Heights campus, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art facade & Grand Stairway, New York, NY (1894-1902) Central Fifth Avenue facade of Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY Grand staircase in Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Richard Morris Hunt Memorial (1898) by Daniel Chester French & architect Bruce Price, Central Park, New York, NY Richard Morris Hunt Memorial by Daniel Chester French & architect Bruce Price on edge of Central Park. New York, NY Bust of Richard Morris Hunt by Daniel Chester French at Hunt's memorial in Central Park. New York, NY Bronze female figure carrying building by Daniel Chester French at Richard Morris Hunt's memorial in Central Park. New York, NY

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