Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue

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Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor (1869–1924). American architect. In partnership with Cram from 1892 to 1913, they designed All Saints' Church, Ashmont, MA (1892–1941), a robust and scholarly work that established their reputation, consolidated with the US Military Academy, West Point, NY (1903–10), and St Thomas's Church, NYC (1906–13—a distinguished work of the Gothic Revival). In 1913 the partnership was dissolved, and Goodhue designed the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore, MO (1911–24—partly influenced by Giles Gilbert Scott's Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, which Goodhue saw being built in 1913), St Vincent Ferrer Church, NYC (1914–19), and St Bartholomew's Church, NYC (1914–18—the last in a Byzantine Romanesque style influenced by Bentley's Westminster Cathedral, London), and the Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, IL (1918–28—a very handsome church). Probably his greatest work is the Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln (1920–32), in a free style, vigorously composed, and with a central tower reminiscent of skyscraper designs. He designed the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (1919–24), in a simplified Classical style.

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