Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878

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Richard Upjohn (1802-1878) was an English-born architect who practiced in Boston and New York City.

He designed Gothic Revival churches, including Trinity Church in New York City, houses and civil buildings. He was founder and first president (1857-1876) of the American Institute of Architects.

From the description of Richard Upjohn and Richard Michell Upjohn papers, 1839-1914. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122598054

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referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Unidentified tombstones] [graphic]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard M. (Richard Michell), 1828-1903. [Unidentified commercial buildings] [graphic] / R. & R.M. Upjohn. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Bound sketchbook] Richard Upjohn, New-York. [graphic]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard M. (Richard Michell), 1828-1903. [Gravestone inscribed "Brown" in the form of a coffin or sarcophagus] [graphic] : plan of top, end, [and] side / Richard M. Upjohn Arch. [signature] ; R. & R.M. Upjohn [stamp]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick (Me.) [graphic]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Scrapbook, [ca. 1850-ca. 1889]. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Unidentified gothic Sunday school building] : front elevation, ground plan, foundation plan, [transverse section showing cellar stairs, transverse section showing construction detail, side elevation] [graphic] / R. & R.M. Upjohn. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Adams, Seth, Jr. Papers, 1822-1865. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Unidentified churches]. [graphic]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Historic American buildings survey forms, 1964 Nov. 9-1965 Mar. 31. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. Chancel windows of Theresa Ch[urch] [graphic] : [design for grisaille windows] / R. Upjohn. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Simons, Joyce. Gothic revival style in nineteenth century churches : typescript / by Joyce Simons. Brooklyn Historical Society
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Miscellaneous buildings and furnishings] [graphic] : [bound Upjohn office album]. [Part 1] / R. Upjohn. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Elevations, perspectives and plans of unidentified houses] [graphic] / Richard Upjohn : Richard M. Upjohn. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. Martin Van Buren house, Kinderhook (N.Y.) [graphic] : remodeling / R. Upjohn & Co. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Morris, Alletta Nathalie Lorillard Bailey, 1887-1935. Nathalie Bailey Morris photographs of American Gothic Revival architecture, 1853-1937 (bulk 1933-1934). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard M. (Richard Michell), 1828-1903. Central Congregational Church, Boston (Mass.) [graphic] / R.M. Upjohn. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Records relating to estate, real estate, and private investment management, 1765-1945 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Nathalie Bailey Morris photographs of American Gothic Revival architecture, 1853-1937, (bulk 1933-1934) Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Dept. of Drawings & Archives,
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Unidentified Sunday school building] [graphic] : elevation of screen, ground plan, cellar and foundation plan, [and] transverse section / R. & R.M. Upjohn [stamp]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. The Upjohn collection of architectural drawings by Richard, Richard Michell, and Hobart Upjohn : Architectural drawings, papers, and records, [circa 1827-1910]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard M. (Richard Michell), 1828-1903. [Ecclesiastical furniture for unidentified projects] [graphic]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. Richard Upjohn and Richard Michell Upjohn papers, 1839-1914. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard M. (Richard Michell), 1828-1903. [Unidentified gothic church, wood] : framing of end gable & roof of extension, [two elevations and plan, also plans and elevations of two chimneys] / R. & R.M. Upjohn [stamp] ; R.M. Upjohn [monogram]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Decorative details and furnishings for unidentified churches] [graphic]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Adams, Seth, Jr. Seth Adams, Jr. papers, 1822-1865. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. St. Paul's Church and Chapel, Brookline [Mass.] [graphic] / Richard Upjohn & Co. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Upjohn : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Architect & Engineer File, 1811-1989 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878. [Structural details of unidentified churches] [graphic] / R. & R.M. Upjohn. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Adams, Seth, Jr. person
associatedWith American Institute of Architects. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowdoin College. corporateBody
associatedWith Christ Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cluss, Adolf person
associatedWith George N. Jones house (Newport, R.I.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Isaac Farrar House (Bangor, Me.) corporateBody
associatedWith Kingscote (Newport, R.I.) corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, Alletta Nathalie Lorillard Bailey, 1887-1935. person
associatedWith R. Upjohn & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Simons, Joyce. person
associatedWith St. James's Church (Theresa, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith St. Paul's Church (Brookline, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas Taylor house (Staten Island, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Trinity Chapel (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Upjohn & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Upjohn, Hobart. person
associatedWith Upjohn, Richard M. (Richard Michell), 1828-1903. person
associatedWith U.S. Arsenal (Augusta, Me.) corporateBody
associatedWith Van Buren, Smith T. person
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Newport (R.I.)
Brookline (Mass.)
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Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
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New York (N.Y.)
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Theresa (N.Y.)
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Bangor (Me.)
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Library furniture
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Sunday school buildings
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Tall case clocks
Mantels
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Lamp posts
Cabinet
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Doors
Architecture, Domestic
Stained glass windows
Stairs
Altars
Architecture--Designs and plans
Pulpits
Chapels
Gates
Organ cases
Alteration
Tombstones
fences
Tracery
Smithsonian Building
Candelabra
Niches
Houses
Balustrades
Aedicules
Cornices
Reredoses
Moldings
Memorials
Churches
Cityscapes
Parquet floors
Fireplaces
Commercial buildings
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Birth 1802-01-22

Death 1878-08-16

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