Stanford White


Stanford White lived from 1853 to 1906 and worked for the New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White.  His work was very delicate in the 18th century style. He was noted for his decorative inventiveness.  His early worked conissted of monuments and houses, including an arch in Washington to commemorate George Washington’s first inaguration.  White also designed the 1890 version of Madison Square Garden.  In the 1890’s he was involved with over 70 projects.  He was married to Bessie Springs Smith and they had one child.  He was murdered on June 25th, 1906  at Madison Square Garden by Henry Thaw who believed White had seduced his wife.


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