Benjamin Henry Latrobe: The Man Who Built America, Above & Below Most know Benjamin Henry Latrobe as America’s first professional architect, and the designer of the US Capitol. What many do not know is that among his several architectural achievements, this man also developed a fresh water system in early urban areas from Philadelphia to New Orleans. Biography/Background: Latrobe was born May 1, 1764, near Leeds, England. He attended Moravian schools as a child and later went on to be educated in England and Germany. In school he became fluent in many languages and familiarized himself with the classical arts.
Henry Purcell later died in 1695 on Marsham Street in his house during the highest point of his career. He was then buried adjacent to the organ in Westminster Abbey. When Purcell was buried he had made music for the queen before when she passed for her funeral music which really moved London strongly. With this same song Henry also had his very own piece played at his funeral. The exact way of Purcell’s death is not truly sure but we do know he died at the age of about 35 to 36 years old.
As seen in my time lapse video I went to the dump, Town Hall, Wellesley Post Office, Central Street, Rocky Ledges and Elm Bank. Elm Bank was originally developed as private residence in the 17th century. Elm Bank was named in the 1740 when Colonel John Jones acquired the land. Later the land was given to the Loring, Broad and Otis families but was sold for $10,000 in 1874 to Benjamin Pierce Cheney. Mr. Cheney joined the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1864.
The statue of Lincoln is 19 feet high and weighs 175 tons. The statue was carved in four years by the Piccirilli brothers under the supervision of the sculptor, Daniel Chester French. The original plan was for the statue to be only ten feet high, but this was changed so that the figure of Lincoln would not be dwarfed by the size of the chamber. The Memorial is visited by millions of visitors each year and is the site of many large public gatherings and protests. Martin Luther King, Jr. also delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd by the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 during the March on Washington
Danbar got an education from Harvard and was the minister at Sherman’s Congregational Church. Sherman became a member of the Congregational Church in 1742, where he later became a Deacon At twenty years old, after the death of their father two years before, he and his brother opened the town’s first store in New Haven, Connecticut. Sherman wrote and published the town’s popular Almanac from 1750-1761. Also during that time period, he served as a representative in the colonial legislature and held the offices. In 1761 Sherman quit his law practices, moved to New Haven, and became the treasurer and benefactor of Yale.
When he got home in 1810, his father wanted him to go on to be a book writer, so he encouraged Samuel to be a booksellers apprentice, but later changed his mind and allowed Samuel to go to London to continue studying art. After returning to the US again, in 1815, he opened his own art studio in Boston for his own professional career. In September 1818 Samuel married his first
He did this with the help of a friend who had given him a clock, which he disassembled for the purpose of learning about the way it functions. With what he found out, he built a different clock, as mentioned above and earned fame. It also helped him learn more about math (Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), n.d., p. xx) ("Mathematician and Astronomer Benjamin Banneker Was Born," n.d.) ("Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)," n.d.). Another significant thing he did was that Banneker predicted a solar eclipse using the knowledge which he had taught himself with. This happened in 1789 and because of it, he showed other mathematicians and astronomers their errors in predictions("Mathematician and Astronomer Benjamin Banneker Was Born," n.d.).
In 1418 his design for the cupola for Santa Maria which won the competition. In 1421 he started work on spedale degli innocenti. Filippo in 1423 he reconstructed San Lorenzo and almost finished Santa Maria de flori in 1436. He died on April 15, 1446 but cause of death is unknown.
John Hancock Biography Did you know that one of John Hancock’s quotes were “Give me liberty or give me death”? The person i am researching is John Hancock. He was born in Braintree,MA on January 23, 1737. And died in Hancock Manor in Boston,MA on October 8, 1793 and was 56 years old when he died. In this paper you will learn about John Hancock’s childhood, and how they impacted the world, and other interesting facts.
The original grandstand had been rebuilt after the track fell into some financial troubles, despite the success of the first derby. The new grandstand was designed under William F. Schlute who became the president of the newly incorporated New Louisville Jockey Club during 1894, taking Clark’s spot; Clark still remained as the head judge of the racetrack. The new grandstand would stand on the opposite side of the track and had an estimated cost of $100,000. Joseph Dominic Baldez, a 24-year-old draftsman, was appointed to draw the blueprints for the new grandstand, and the original design did not incorporate the Twin Spires. It was not until later as Baldez had been going through many designs that he decided to put the Twin Spires along the rooftop because he thought the new grandstand needed a more “striking appearance.” When they were designed, however, they were not called the Twin Spires rather just towers; the Kentucky Derby website details the original design, “the hexagonal spires exemplify late 19th century architecture, in which symmetry and balance took precedence over function.” Now the Twin Spires cannot be missed they are a true staple of Churchill Downs, and they are featured in the Churchill Downs’ logo.
Francis Spellman, then archbishop and later cardinal, undertook a major renovation of the organization of the choir in the late 1930s and early 1940s .The former main altar of St. Patrick is now significantly modified and shortened. In the 1980s, Cardinal John O 'Connor has made other changes, including the construction of a new stone altar in the center of the choir, closer and visible from the congregation. The annexes altars materials are used for this purpose, disassembled to move the baptismal font in the north transept.
William Ellery was born on December 22, 1727 in Newport, Rhode Island, to his father, William Ellery, and his mother, Elizabeth Almy (Pyne). His great-grandparents immigrated to the United States in 1668 where they then settled down near Salem, Massachusetts. William’s grandpa moved to Newport to start up as a new merchant. Along with being a merchant, he became the Speaker of the House of Deputies, a judge of the county court, and a member of the town council. His grandfather became very wealthy and made a large contribution to building a new church.
Even in 1815, a year after this horrific event, they were still slowly pulling away the rubble and try to recover the capitol of our nation. The British attacks were horrific and caused destruction that took years to repair. We signed a peace treaty on December 24, 1814 that ended the war, and President James Madison vowed to rebuild the capital in its ashes, and he did after years of construction and renovation. It was 1817 by the time his promise came true. The White House has been rebuilt, and President Monroe has moved in.
George Walton was born around the year 1615 in England with no exact information of his origins. The occupation of Walton was a tailor. He had completed his practice for the profession in his early twenties and later joined the Great Migration of Puritans and other men that would soon live and populate new Massachusetts Bay colony. Walton first appeared in record December 4, 1638 in Boston when he was fined for swearing by Suffolk County magistrates. Thirty five people including Walton signed the Exeter Compact.
According to the History Channel, “By the late 19th century, the first monument built to honor those who died on prison ships-on Hudson Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood known as Vinegar Hill-had fallen into disrepair, and plans were made to build a new memorial in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, a new public space designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Funds were raised by the end of the century, and the architectural firm of McKim, Meade and White were commissioned to design the monument itself”In 1908, President William Howard Taft dedicated the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, an obelisk standing some 150 feet high at the center of Fort Greene Park, on the former site of the Revolutionary War-era Fort Putnam. Beneath the monument was a crypt with 20 coffins containing bone fragments from the thousands who died on the Jersey and other prison