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James Renwick

  New York works;
  NYC064 - Old Apartment Bldg & Car 11th Street NYC Pict0166.jpg (130745 bytes)
  009 116 West Eleventh Street (Building) 039 Our Lady of the Scapular 001Grace Church  027 Renwick Terrrace
  MID054-St.Patrick's2.jpg (49427 bytes)    
  022-Renwick Triangle 054 St. Patrick’s Cathedral    
1818–95, American architect, b. New York City, grad. Columbia, 1836. His design for Grace Church (1843–46) in New York City was followed by that for St. Patrick's Cathedral; he was chosen as architect for the cathedral in 1853, and it was dedicated in 1879, the most ambitious essay in Gothic that the revival of the style produced. In Washington he built the original Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution. Other of his works were the first building of Vassar College and the distribution reservoir for the Croton Aqueduct in New York.