Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886)


Richardson, Henry Hobson

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    (1838-1886)
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    MA

This record has not been verified for accuracy.

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1866-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1867

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970)
Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)Entry in Biographical Dictionary of Cincinnati Architects, 1788-1940.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership-related correspondence, although there are few written records concerning 19th-century members. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.
Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane University Libraries
      Collection 142. Howard Memorial Library Drawings
Blueprint copies of original drawings for Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans, Louisiana (1885-1889). Louisiana-born architect Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886) was commissioned to design a memorial to Charles T. Howard (1832-1885), a founder of the Louisiana State Lottery. Richardson based his design on those he had created for the Hoyt Public Library competition in East Saginaw, Michigan (1886). Richardson died before the Howard Memorial Library was finished, and his successor firm of Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge took over the project, with Norcross Brothers responsible for the construction, and Boston's Evans and Toombs completing the final stone carving.
      Collection includes blueprint copies for shelving configuration in the library's annex (c. 1930s) and an original 1932 Clare C. Hightower (†1945) sketch for a garden intended for the space later occupied by the annex.
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