Subseries B. Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Date:
1915-1951, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is comprised of Kimball's research and articles regarding the architect and engineer Benjamin Henry Latrobe who was active in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC during the first quarter of the nineteen century. Kimball spent the 1916-1917 academic year on a Sachs Research Fellowship in the Fine Arts conducting a thorough investigation of Latrobe's architectural contributions to the United States, assisted in his research by his wife Marie. This work resulted in published articles on the Bank of Pennsylvania, the Taft house in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Cathedral of Baltimore, as well as research files concerning Latrobe's involvement in the construction of the United States Capitol and alterations to the White House. Kimball later published on Latrobe's Bank of the United States (1925) and on his architectural drawings for New York City Hall and buildings in Virginia received by the Library of Congress (1946).

Arrangement

Writings subseries precede that of general research.