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Cass Gilbert

 (1859 - 1934)
Cass Gilbert was active/lived in Minnesota, New York, Ohio.  Cass Gilbert is known for architectural design-skyscraper innovation.

Biography   Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert was a prominent American architect.  An early proponent of skyscrapers in works such as the Woolworth Building, Gilbert was also responsible for numerous museums (Saint Louis Art Museum) and libraries (Saint Louis Public Library), state capitol buildings (the Minnesota, Arkansas and West Virginia State Capitols, for example) as well as public architectural icons like the United States Supreme Court building.  His public buildings in the Beaux Arts* style reflect the optimistic American sense that the nation was heir to Greek democracy, Roman law and Renaissance humanism.  Gilbert's achievements were recognized in his lifetime; he served as president of the American Institute of Architects* in 1908-09.

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