Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Building stories

I am having a lot of fun preparing for my 19th century history lectures. I am slightly familiar with the stylistic turns that occurred over the century but love finding out-more, more about the characters involved. One such gentleman is the premier 19th architect Alexander Jackson Davis. He designed some very important buildings in New York-notably the Custom House at the end of Wall Street. He was known for his design of the epic Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York and the beloved Litchfield Villa in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

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