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Architect. W. R. Emerson Owner: Vestibule of a summer residence

Architect: W. R. Emerson
Owner: Vestibule of a summer residence

William Ralph Emerson (March 11, 1833 – November 23, 1917) was an American architect. He partnered with Carl Fehmer in Emerson and Fehmer.


Architect: W. R. Emerson
Owner: Vestibule of a summer residence

Bibliografía sobre este arquitecto

The Architecture of William Ralph Emerson 1833-1917 by Cynthia Zaitzevsky
Review by: Eleanor Pearson
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
Vol. 32, No. 3 (Oct., 1973), pp. 250-253
Published by: University of California Press on behalf of the Society of Architectural Historians




Emerson was born in Alton, Illinois, a cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and trained in the office of Jonathan Preston (1801–1888), an architect–builder in Boston, Massachusetts. He formed an architectural partnership with Preston (1857–1861), practiced alone for two years, then partnered with Carl Fehmer (1864–1873). On September 15, 1873 he married Sylvia Hathaway Watson.
He is best known for his Shingle Style houses and inns. He worked with fellow Boston designer Frederick Law Olmsted on the creation of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., designing several of the zoo's first buildings.
Emerson was a friend to the Boston painter William Morris Hunt, who painted a portrait of Emerson's son Ralph, shown at an exhibition of Hunt's work at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1880.
Emerson died in Milton, Massachusetts.

Illustrated Boston The Metropolis of New England. Biography Emerson.

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