Archimedes Russell Upstate Architect. Architectural Monograph, Evamaria Hardin, Jane Courtney Frisse.

Archimedes Russell Upstate Architect.

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1980. Stated First Edition. Perfect Bound. Octavo, pp. xiii, 92, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good. Item #21148

The geographical location of Syracuse, its industry and especially its location on the Erie Canal, were factors propitious for its growth and development as an industrial center within New York State. After the Civil War, Syracuse experienced a building boom which offered unusual possibilities for the builder-architect. Although there was an increase of formal education for architects during the second half of the nineteenth century, many regional architects learned their trade in the office of an architect or of a builder-architect; the distinctions were not always finely drawn. One of these architects was Archimedes Russell, who came to Syracuse from New England in 1862. Russell became an extremely prolific architect. With about 700 commissions to his credit he played a large role in shaping the physical environment of Central New York. An attractive selection of his architectural legacy is presented in this book, illustrating ten of the styles in which he worked. From the Old House Journal reference library.

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