Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942

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From the description of Charles R. Lamb architectural drawings and papers, circa 1897-1911. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505720137

Architect, sculptor; New York, N.Y. Lamb was the designer and architect of the Dewey Arch.

Born in New York City, Lamb studied there as a pupil of the Art Students League of New York, where he also served as president, 1886-1887. Lamb was the first to suggest the idea for the arch while he was vice-president of the National Sculpture Society. In 1899, under the auspices of the National Sculpture Society, he designed the initial model for the arch using the Roman Arch of Titus as a prototype. John Quincy Adams Ward, who was president of the National Sculpture Society at the time, designed part of the sculptural detail of the arch. The Dewey Arch never achieved permanent form.

From the description of Charles R. Lamb scrapbook on the Dewey Arch, 1899-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355080

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referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Edwin Howland Blashfield Papers, 1870-1956 (bulk 1889-1936) New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. Papers, 1867-1936. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Charles R. Lamb scrapbook on the Dewey Arch Archives of American Art
referencedIn Century Company records New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Learned Hand papers Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Isabella Stewart Gardner papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Century Magazine letters Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942. Charles R. Lamb architectural drawings and papers, circa 1897-1911. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Century illustrated monthly magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Church of the Pilgrims (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dewey, George, 1837-1917. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Mould, J. Wrey (Jacob Wrey), 1825-1886. person
associatedWith Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Church buildings
City planning
Dewey Arch (New York, N.Y.)
Railroad terminals
Triumphal arches


Birth 1860

Death 1942-02-22




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