Cass Gilbert Architecture Photos

Cass Gilbert (1859-1934) studied architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1878 when MIT was the prime US architectural school. In 1880 Gilbert toured England, France & Italy to study styles & then joined McKim, Mead and White in New York. In 1882, Gilbert set up his own practice in St. Paul, Minnesota briefly partnering (1884 1892) with James Knox Taylor to build the Minnesota State Capitol.
He designed the Capitols in Arkansas & West Virginia, did a number of public buildings & ended his career with the U.S. Supreme Court. Gilbert is considered one of the most important American architects.

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Northern Pacific Railway Depot. Fargo, ND.St. John's Episcopal Church. Moorhead, MN.Tower details of St. John's Episcopal Church. Moorhead, MN.Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.
Northern Pacific Railway Depot (1898) (701 Main Ave.). Fargo, ND. Architect: Cass Gilbert. St. John's Episcopal Church (1899) (120 S. 8th St.). Moorhead, MN. Architect: Cass Gilbert. Tower details of St. John's Episcopal Church. Moorhead, MN.Minnesota State Capitol (1893-1905). St. Paul, MN. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register.
Minnesota State Capitol dome. St. Paul, MN.Minnesota State Capitol cupola atop dome. St. Paul, MN.Carved fruits of abundance on Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.Interior of dome at Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.
Minnesota State Capitol dome. St. Paul, MN.Minnesota State Capitol cupola atop dome. St. Paul, MN.Carved fruits of abundance on Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.Interior of dome at Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.
House chamber in Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.Main portico of Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.Cupola of Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.
House chamber in Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.Arkansas State Capitol (1899-1915). Little Rock, AR. Architect: George R. Mann then Cass Gilbert. On National Register. Main portico of Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.Cupola of Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.
Interior of dome of Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.Stairway to Senate wing of Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.United States Custom House now Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.United States Custom House with series of Four Continents sculptures by Daniel Chester French. New York, NY.
Interior of dome of Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.Stairway to Senate wing of Arkansas State Capitol. Little Rock, AR.United States Custom House (1899-1907) (on Bowling Green) now Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY. Style: Beaux Art. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register. United States Custom House with series of Four Continents sculptures by Daniel Chester French. New York, NY.
U.S. Custom House rotunda decorated with WPA-sponsored murals of Reginald Marsh. New York, NY.Broadway Chambers Building. New York, NY.A.T. Stewart Store with Broadway Chambers Building beyond. New York, NY.Roofline terra cotta & glazed details of Cass Gilbert's Broadway Chambers Building. New York, NY.
U.S. Custom House rotunda decorated with WPA-sponsored murals (1937) of Reginald Marsh. New York, NY.Broadway Chambers Building (1900) (18 floors) (277 Broadway). New York, NY. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: Cass Gilbert. A.T. Stewart Store (later New York Sun Building) (1st Italianate in NY) (1845, 1872, 1884) (280 Broadway) with Broadway Chambers Building beyond. New York, NY. Style: Italianate. Architect: Joseph Trench & John B. Snook + Frederick Schmidt & Edward D. Harris. On National Register.Roofline terra cotta & glazed details of Cass Gilbert's Broadway Chambers Building. New York, NY.
Palace of Fine Arts for St. Louis World's Fair now Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Architecture of Palace of Fine Arts with Hercules & Hydra. St Louis, MO.Former building of Montana Club. Helena, MT.Montana Club building at West Sixth & Fuller Ave. Helena, MT.
Palace of Fine Arts (1904) for St. Louis World's Fair now Art Museum. St Louis, MO. Architect: Cass Gilbert. Architecture of Palace of Fine Arts with Hercules & Hydra. St Louis, MO.Former building of Montana Club (1905). Helena, MT. Style: Victorian Romanesque. Architect: Cass Gilbert. Montana Club building at West Sixth & Fuller Ave. Helena, MT.
Metals Bank Building. Butte, MT.University of Texas Battle Hall. Austin, TX.University of Texas Battle Hall portal detail. Austin, TX.University of Texas Battle Hall cast iron lamp. Austin, TX.
Metals Bank Building (1906) (8 floors) (8 W. Park St.). Butte, MT. Architect: Cass Gilbert + Link & Haire. University of Texas Battle Hall (1910). Austin, TX. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register. University of Texas Battle Hall portal detail. Austin, TX.University of Texas Battle Hall cast iron lamp. Austin, TX.
University of Texas Battle Hall soffit carvings with owls. Austin, TX.New Haven Free Public Library. New Haven, CT.Kelsey Building of Thomas Edison State College. Trenton, NJ.Tile work details on Kelsey Building of Thomas Edison State College. Trenton, NJ.
University of Texas Battle Hall soffit carvings with owls. Austin, TX.New Haven Free Public Library (1911) (133 Elm St.). New Haven, CT. Architect: Cass Gilbert. Kelsey Building (1911) (101 W. State St.) of Thomas Edison State College. Trenton, NJ. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register. Tile work details on Kelsey Building of Thomas Edison State College. Trenton, NJ.
Woolworth Building. New York, NY.Crown of Woolworth Building. New York, NY.Midsection decoration & balconies of Woolworth Building. New York, NY.Decoration over door of Woolworth Building. New York, NY.
Woolworth Building (1913) (233 Broadway). New York, NY. Style: Tudor Revival. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register. Crown of Woolworth Building. New York, NY.Midsection decoration & balconies of Woolworth Building. New York, NY.Decoration over door of Woolworth Building. New York, NY.
Decorative details of Woolworth Building. New York, NY.PNC Bank aka Central Trust Tower aka Union Central Life Insurance Building. Cincinnati, OH.Skyscrapers, PNC Bank & Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Central Trust Tower details. Cincinnati, OH.
Decorative details of Woolworth Building. New York, NY.PNC Bank formerly Central Trust Tower / Union Central Life Insurance Building (1913) (1-11 W 4th St.). Cincinnati, OH. Architect: Cass Gilbert. Central Trust Tower (now PNC Bank) & taller Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Central Trust Tower facade surface details. Cincinnati, OH.
US Chamber of Commerce Building. Washington, DC.New York Life Building. New York, NY.Gothic crown of New York Life Building on Madison Square Park. New York, NY.New York County Lawyers Association Building. New York, NY.
US Chamber of Commerce Building (1925) (1615 H St. NW). Washington, DC. Style: Beaux arts. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register.New York Life Building (1928) (51 Madison Ave. on Madison Square Park) (40 floors). New York, NY. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register. Gothic crown of New York Life Building on Madison Square Park. New York, NY.New York County Lawyers Association Building (1930) (14 Vesey St.). New York, NY. Style: Colonial Revival. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register.
West Virginia State Capitol. Charleston, WV.Gold-leafed dome of West Virginia State Capitol with largest capitol dome in USA. Charleston, WV.Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, DC.Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, DC.
West Virginia State Capitol (1932). Charleston, WV. Style: Beaux-Arts, Italian Renaissance. Architect: Cass Gilbert. Gold-leafed dome of West Virginia State Capitol with largest capitol dome in USA. Charleston, WV.Supreme Court of the United States building (1935) including sculptures by James Earle Fraser, Herman A. MacNeil & Robert Aitken. Washington, DC. Architect: Cass Gilbert, Jr. & John R. Rockart. Pediment of sculpted justice flanked by the might of soldiers & wise men on Supreme Court. Washington, DC.
Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, DC.Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, DC.Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, DC.Buildings over New York County Courthouse including pyramid-roofed U.S. Courthouse by Cass Gilbert, Jr. New York, NY.
Corinthian columns of Supreme Court building. Washington, DC.Corinthian capital with eagle of Supreme Court building. Washington, DC.Sculpture of seated man holding sword & LEX tablet in front of Supreme Court building. Washington, DC.Buildings over New York County Courthouse including pyramid-roofed U.S. Courthouse (1936) by Cass Gilbert, Jr. New York, NY.

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