McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909

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From the description of Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929 (bulk 1890-1910). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451752

Architect. Partner of McKim, Mead & White, architectural firm established in New York City in 1879.

From the description of Papers 1838-1930 1866-1909. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39175400

Biographical Note

  • 1847, Aug. 24: Born, Chester County, Pa.
  • 1866 - 1867 : Student, Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1867 - 1870 : Student, Ècole des Beaux Arts, Paris, Franc
  • 1872: Began practice as an architect
  • 1877: Joined in partnership by William R. Mead
  • 1879: Partnership joined by Stanford White, creating McKim, Mead & White
  • 1897 - 1909 : President, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
  • 1903: Awarded gold medal, Royal Institute of British Architects
  • 1907: President, American Institute of Architects
  • 1909, Sept. 14: Died

From the guide to the Charles Follen McKim Papers, 1838-1929, (bulk 1890-1910), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Chemistry building, Columbia College [later called] Havemeyer Hall, Columbia University [graphic] : [working drawings] / [McKim, Mead & White] ; Nygren, Tenney & Ohmes. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Garrison, James H. Maloney collection of McKim-Garrison family papers, ca. 1814-1940. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf American Academy in Rome. American Academy in Rome records, 1855-[ca. 1981] (bulk dates 1894-1946). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Butler-Huntington-Smith family papers, 1734-1991 (bulk 1810-1940) New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. McKim, Mead & White : vertical file Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. Papers, 1867-1936. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Class of 1891 Memorial Close [graphic] : [gate, steps, railings, fence and inscription] / McKim, Mead & White, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ware, William R. (William Robert), 1832-1915. William Robert Ware papers and photographs, circa 1834-1920. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Physics Building, Columbia University [graphic] : [plans for heating and ventilating systems] / McKim, Mead & White, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Chapel for Columbia University, New York City [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / [Howells and Stokes]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Blake, Francis, 1850-1913. Papers, 1804-1917, bulk: 1866-1913. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. [Alterations to superintendant's apartment, Faculty House] : 3 [graphic] : [HVAC alterations] / McKim, Mead & White, architects ; T[enney] & O[hmes] Inc. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Avery building, Columbia University [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / McKim, Mead & White, architects ; Nygren, Tenney & Ohmes, consulting engineers. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Carrère, John Merven, 1858-1911. John Merven Carrère papers, 1894-1911. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lathrop, George Parsons, 1851-1898. Papers of George Parsons Lathrop [manuscript] , 1872-1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf MCKIM, CHARLES FOLLEN. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. [Fences, gates and other structures enclosing or enhancing the Columbia College Campus] [graphic] / McKim, Mead and White, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture and Planning records circa 1890-1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Commission of Fine Arts. 1787 - 1997. Papers of and Relating to Charles Moore
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. [Johnson Hall group, East Quadrangle, Columbia University] [graphic] /: [drawings by] W. M. Kendall ; McKim, Mead & White. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952. Frances Benjamin Johnston papers, 1855-1956 (bulk 1890-1945). Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Emil Lorch Papers, 1891-1963 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn George Parsons Lathrop [1851-1898] Collection, 1872-1896 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Alterations to front of University Hall, Columbia University [graphic] / McKim, Mead & White, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Haynes, Henry W. (Henry Williamson), 1831-1912. Henry W. Haynes papers, 1805-1912. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929 (bulk 1890-1910). Library of Congress
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. McKim, Mead & White architectural records and drawings, circa 1879-1958. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919. Business records, 1799-1919 (inclusive), 1870-1919 (bulk). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. [Proposed buildings, North & South Field] [graphic] / [McKim, Mead & White]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Jonnes, Jill, 1952-. Research notes for Conquering Gotham, 2001-2006. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Frederick Law Olmsted Papers, 1777-1952, (bulk 1838-1903) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. [Group of buildings for Teacher's College] [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / [Tenney & Ohmes]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. Papers of Elihu Root, 1863-1937 (bulk 1899-1937). Library of Congress
referencedIn Edwin Howland Blashfield Papers, 1870-1956 (bulk 1889-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Gymnasium Records, 1881-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Charles Moore Papers, 1848-1944, (bulk 1900-1937) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Prints of surveys and layout of property, [John Jay Hall] [graphic] / McKim, Mead & White. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. Letter, 1902 June 27, to Charles Moore. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912. Daniel H. Burnham Collection, 1836-1946. Aurora University, Phillips Library
referencedIn Frances Benjamin Johnston Papers, 1855-1956, (bulk 1890-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rutan, Charles H. (Charles Hercules), 1851-1914. Charles H. Rutan papers, 1870-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mowbray, H. Siddons (Harry Siddons), 1858-1928. Harry Siddons Mowbray and Mowbray family papers, 1872-1976. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Moore, Charles, 1855-1942. Papers of Charles Moore, 1858-1944 (bulk 1900-1937). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stanford White Papers, 1873-1928 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. Trustees Records: McKim Building Art and Architecture Papers, 1859-1965 (bulk 1888-1895). Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907. Papers, 1848-1958. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. President's house, Columbia University [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / McKim, Mead & White, architects ; Nygren, Tenney & Ohmes, consulting engineers. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Students' hall (Men's dormitory), Columbia University [graphic] : [working drawings]. [Part 1] / McKim, Mead & White, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Burr McIntosh Photograph Collection, [1900]-1910 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Elihu Root Papers, 1863-1937, (bulk 1899-1937) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933. Charles A. Platt letter collection, [ca. 1887]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Academy in Rome records, 1855-circa 1981 (bulk 1894-1946) Archives of American Art
creatorOf Charles Follen McKim Papers, 1838-1929, (bulk 1890-1910) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf [Harvard Stadium] [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, New York City [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / [McKim, Mead & White]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Kenyon Cox papers, circa 1860-1922. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952 (bulk 1838-1903). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sullivan, T. R. (Thomas Russell), 1849-1916. Papers of T.R. Sullivan [manuscript], 1892-1916. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Merven Carrère Papers, 1894-1911 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. Papers 1838-1930 1866-1909. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn The Fraternity papers, 1874-1886 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937. Correspondence, 1894-1897. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Kent Hall, Columbia University [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / [McKim, Mead & White]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Fraternity (Literary Club). Papers, 1869-1877. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf White, Stanford, 1853-1906. Stanford White correspondence and architectural drawings, 1887-1922, (bulk 1887-1907). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf McKim, Mead & White. Students' hall (Men's dormitory), Columbia University [graphic] : [working drawings] [Part 2] / McKim, Mead & White, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. person
associatedWith American Academy in Rome. corporateBody
associatedWith American Institute of Architects. corporateBody
associatedWith Blake, Francis, 1850-1913. person
associatedWith Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. person
associatedWith Boston Public Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Boston Public Library. Research Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912. person
associatedWith Carrère, John Merven, 1858-1911. person
associatedWith Century Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia University. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. corporateBody
associatedWith Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. person
associatedWith Fraternity (Literary Club) corporateBody
associatedWith Fraternity (Literary Club) corporateBody
correspondedWith French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931 person
associatedWith Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916. person
associatedWith Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907. person
correspondedWith Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 person
associatedWith Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Grant Memorial Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Haynes, Henry W. (Henry Williamson), 1831-1912. person
associatedWith Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919. person
associatedWith Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931. person
associatedWith Howells and Stokes. corporateBody
correspondedWith Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952. person
correspondedWith Johnston, Francis Benjamin, 1864-1852 person
associatedWith Jonnes, Jill, 1952- person
correspondedWith La Farge, John, 1835-1910 person
associatedWith Lathrop, George Parsons, 1851-1898. person
associatedWith Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 person
associatedWith MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937. person
correspondedWith McKim family family
correspondedWith McKim family family
correspondedWith McKim, Margaret person
correspondedWith McKim, Margaret person
associatedWith McKim, Mead & White. corporateBody
associatedWith Mead, William Rutherford, 1846-1928. person
correspondedWith Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912 person
correspondedWith M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874 person
associatedWith Moore, Charles, 1855-1942. person
correspondedWith Mowbray, H. Siddons (Harry Siddons), 1858-1928 person
correspondedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933. person
associatedWith Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre, 1824-1898. person
associatedWith Rhode Island State House (Providence, R.I.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. person
associatedWith Rutan, Charles H. (Charles Hercules), 1851-1914. person
associatedWith Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907. person
associatedWith Stevens, Edward F. (Edward Fletcher), 1860-1946. person
associatedWith Sullivan, T. R. (Thomas Russell), 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Symphony Hall (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. Commission for the Improvement of the District of Columbia. corporateBody
associatedWith University Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Henry, 1835-1900 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Ward, Samuel Gray. person
associatedWith Ware, William R. (William Robert), 1832-1915. person
associatedWith Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. person
associatedWith White House (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith White, Stanford, 1853-1906. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania
New York (State)--New York
United States
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Gettysburg (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Italy--Rome
Gettysburg (Pa.)
Rhode Island
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Illinois--Chicago
United States
Massachusetts--Boston
Rhode Island
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Architecture--Study and teaching
Music-halls
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Exhibitions--Illinois--Chicago
Architecture--Conservation and restoration
Architecture--Societies, etc
Architectural firms
Public buildings--Washington (D.C.)
African Americans--History--19th century
Exhibitions
Clubs--New York (State)--New York
Architecture
Architecture--Study and teaching--Italy--Rome
Architecture--New York (State)--New York
Freedmen
Music-halls--Massachusetts--Boston
Public buildings
Architecture--History--19th century
Clubs
Universities and colleges
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Parks
Libraries--Massachusetts--Boston
Parks--Washington (D.C.)
Architectural firms--New York (State)--New York
Architecture--United States
Architecture--Massachusetts--Boston
Universities and colleges--New York (State)--New York
Architecture--Conservation and restoration--Washington (D.C.)
Architecture--20th century
Libraries
Occupation
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Birth 1847-08-24

Death 1909-09-14

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