Architect Cass Gilbert

Architect Cass Gilbert (HM8GR)

Location: Zanesville, OH 43701 Muskingum County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.506', W 82° 0.454'

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One of America's leading architects of the early 20th century, Cass Gilbert (1859-1934), was born in a home that stood at this site. After studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gilbert apprenticed with prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White. The critical success of his first major public building, the design of the 1895 Minnesota State Capitol, established his national reputation. His influential 1912 Woolworth building, at 792 feet, was then the world's tallest building, earning Gilbert's nickname of "Father of the Modern Skyscraper." Combining classical designs with modern technology, Gilbert also created the United State Supreme Court building (1932) in Washington, D.C., an enduring icon of American justice and democracy. His other achievements include the Arkansas and West Virginia capitols, the U.S. Custom House in New York, and several buildings at Oberlin College. Gilbert served as the president of the American Institute of Architects and the National Academy of Design.
HM NumberHM8GR
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number14-60
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission,Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 9:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 413920 N 4421779
Decimal Degrees39.94176667, -82.00756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.506', W 82° 0.454'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 30.36" N, 82° 0' 27.24" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 N 4th St, Zanesville OH 43701, US
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