Long, Robert Cary

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Long, Robert Cary (1810–49). American architect, he set up in Baltimore, MD (1835–6), where he made designs in the Classical, Egyptian, and Gothic styles. He was responsible for Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, where he built the Gothic entrance (1840) and an Egyptian Revival mausoleum. Among his works, the Perine House, Baltimore (1839), Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind, Staunton, VA (1839–44), and Jérôme Bonaparte Town House, Baltimore (1844), deserve mention. Some of his Greek Revival work was distinguished, such as the Doric Church of St Peter the Apostle, Baltimore (1843–4). He published many articles on aspects of architecture, as well as a volume on The Ancient Architecture of America (1849).


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