Silsbee Joseph Lyman

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Silsbee Joseph Lyman (1848–1913). American architect. His Syracuse Savings Bank (1875) and White Memorial Building (1876), both in Syracuse, NY, were in the Gothic Revival style, but he established his reputation with his domestic work, much of it in the Chicago suburb of Edgewater (1886–9). His compositions were fluent, graceful, and eclectic, and he experimented with both the Shingle style and a round-arched style influenced by the work of Richardson. Both F. L. Wright and G. G. Elmslie worked as assistants in his office. For the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago (1893), he invented the moving sidewalk.

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