Architectural Symposium: Horace Trumbauer, Residential Architecture
A prominent American architect of the Gilded Age, Horace Trumbauer was a native of Philadelphia. During his career, he produced more than 1,000 buildings ranging from hotels and commercial buildings to private homes, libraries, and museums. Known as a classical revivalist, his styles included Tudor, Regency, Georgian, and French Classical. Today, he is best remembered for his residential design.
Notable projects included the Harry Elkins Widener Library at Harvard University, Whitemarsh Hall, the Free Library of Philadelphia, The James B. Duke mansion (now the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University), and much of Duke University. In Newport, Trumbauer designed The Elms and Clarendon Court.
Horace Trumbauer: Residential Architecture will offer a unique opportunity to examine the architect and his influence on Newport’s landscape. This third annual one-day symposium will feature lectures by architectural historians and tours of three magnificent Trumbauer buildings –Miramar and Seaweed, still both private homes, and Rough Point, the former home of heiress Doris Duke.