Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942

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In 1887 Cram joined with Charles Wentworth to open an architectural office (Cram and Wentworth) in Boston. In 1891 Bertram G. Goodhue joined them. Shortly thereafter Wentworth died and the firm became Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, which it remained until 1910 when Goodhue left to form his own firm in New York. Cram & Ferguson kept that name even when younger partners joined in 1925 and after Ferguson died in 1926.

From the description of [Unidentified church] [graphic] : [perspective rendering of rear view] / designed and rendered by R.A. Cram] ; Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson. [undated] (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 82805859

From the description of Fellner House, Chestnut Hill, [Brookline, Massachusetts] [graphic] : [perspective rendering] / drawn by R.A.C. [189-?] (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 82808208

Architect; Boston, Mass.

The major exponent of Gothic revival. Most noted for his church designs which conform to a Gothic standard.

From the description of Ralph Adams Cram letters to Rev. Lyman P. Powell, 1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122456159

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creatorOf Cram and Ferguson. All Saints Church, Peterborough, N.H. [graphic] : [working drawings] : Job number 690 / Approved by R[alph] A[dams] C[ram], F[rank] W. F[erguson]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue architectural drawings and papers, 1882-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Righter, James V. (James Volney). Illustrated journal/sketchbook, 1974 March 18-1976 Jan. 23. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. Memorial tablet in Delivery hall, Library at Pawtucket, R.I. [graphic] : [detail of inscription] : no. 95. / drawn by B.G. G[oodhue]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. St. Thomas Church [1 West 53rd Street at 5th Avenue, New York, N.Y.] [graphic] : [including interior fittings and reredos] / [drawn by] B.G. Goodhue ; [Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson, architects]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Natalie Bayard Brown papers, Brown (Natalie Bayard) Papers, (bulk 1897-1950), 1877-1950 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive) 1927-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ripley, Hubert G. (Hubert George), b. 1869. The Boston Society of Architects in the XXth century / by Hubert G. Ripley. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Cram and Ferguson. Church of the Holy Rosary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [graphic] : [perspective views and working drawings] / Cram & Ferguson, Architects, Boston. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Papers of John Wheelwright, 1924-1944. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. Rice Institute [Houston, Texas] [graphic] / [drawn by B. G. Goodhue(?) ; Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, architects]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Zantzinger, Borie and Medary (Firm). Correspondence : with Paul Philippe Cret, 1905-1921. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Radin, Herman T. (Herman Theodore), b. 1878. Herman T. Radin letters, 1911-1944. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Saint Thomas Church (Manhattan, New York, N.Y. : Episcopal). Building records collection, [ca. 1909]-1947. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960. Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. Frank Addison Manny papers, 1890-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn F. Holland Day Papers, 1793-2010, (bulk 1883-1933) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Mayers, Murray and Phillip, Bertram G. Goodhue Associates. Additions to Saint Mark's Church, Mount Kisco, New York [graphic] : [rendering of building and surrounding grounds] / [Drawn by] J.P. Wilson ; Mayers, Murray, & Phillip, Bertram G. Goodhue Associates, Architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of Building and Grounds. William Ward Watkin building: east and west wings, 1924-1926. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922. Papers, 1909-1912. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933. F. Holland Day papers, 1858-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nichols family. Papers of the Nichols-Shurtleff family, 1780-1953 (inclusive), 1850-1940 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Houston Art League. Historical records scrapbook, 1900-1938. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of Building and Grounds. William Ward Watkin building: central block, 1920-1924. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1780-1953, 1850-1940 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. Richmond College, Richmond Virginia, Library and academic group [graphic] : South elevation / [Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson] ; [drawn by R.A. Cram?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cram, Wentworth, and Goodhue. [Methodist Church, Newton Corner, Mass.] [graphic] : [interior perspective rendering of nave] / [Cram, Wentworth & Goodhue architects ; rendering by R.A. Cram]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942. Letters, 1931, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. [Perspective rendering of house set among trees] [graphic] / [Bertram G. Goodhue?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. Grammar Schoolhouse, Mather District, Meetinghouse Hill, Boston, Mass. [graphic] : [site plan and working drawings] / Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive), 1927-1937 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Biography -- Cram, Ralph Adams. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Harold Van Buren Magonigle papers, 1894-1939, 1919-1930 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. [Memorial tablets for St. James Church, Roxbury, Boston, Mass.] [graphic] : [full-size details] / [designed and drawn by Henry Charles Dean ; Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, architects]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Zeigler, Lee Woodward, 1868-1952. Lee Woodward Zeigler papers, 1911-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [Between 1920 and 1942]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942. Correspondence with Paul Philippe Cret, 1922. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Clara E. Sipprell Papers, 1915-1970 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Cram and Ferguson. Chapel for Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida [graphic] : working drawings] / Cram & Ferguson, architects ; Kiehnel and Elliot, Associate architects; Dr. Hamilton Holt, President [of the college]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. Autograph letter signed Louise I. Guiney to: "Knight [Ralph Adams Cram]" May 11, [s.d]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960. Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
creatorOf Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. [Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore, Md.] [graphic] / [drawn by] B.G. Goodhue ; [Cram, Goodhue, & Ferguson, architects]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Aikman, Duncan, 1889-1955. Contributions to The American Mercury, 1933-1938. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Order of the White Rose. Miscellaneous papers, 1893-1900. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. Letter, Boston : to Ralph Adams Cram, Boston, 1928 June 8. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942. Fellner House, Chestnut Hill, [Brookline, Massachusetts] [graphic] : [perspective rendering] / drawn by R.A.C. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. The Graduate College of Princeton University [graphic] : [working drawings] / Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson archt's., [Boston office]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. [St. Thomas church, New York, N.Y.] [graphic] : [sketch of elevation / [Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf King, Herbert Maxon, 1864-1917. Correspondence, 1916-1918. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Magonigle, Harold Van Buren, 1867-1935. Harold Van Buren Magonigle papers, 1894-1939, bulk (1919-1930). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. Sketch, Intercession Altar, [New York, N.Y.] [graphic] : [elevation] / B. G. G. ; [Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, architects]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942. [Unidentified church] [graphic] : [perspective rendering of rear view] / designed and rendered by R.A. Cram] ; Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue architectural drawings and papers, 1882-1980 Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Department of Drawings & Archives,
referencedIn Blanche Harding Sewall Papers MS 431., 1847-1959 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX
creatorOf CRAM, RALPH ADAMS. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Sewall, Blanche Harding. Blanche Sewall Harding papers, 1847-1959, (bulk 1935-1948). Rice University, Fondren Library
creatorOf Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942. Ralph Adams Cram letters to Rev. Lyman P. Powell, 1899. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ralph Adams Cram : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. Men's dormitory, Richmond College[Richard, Va.] [graphic] : [Elevation and] first floor plan [of] dormitory No. 1 for men / Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Brown, Natalie Bayard, 1869-1950 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. person
associatedWith Cram and Ferguson. corporateBody
associatedWith Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. corporateBody
associatedWith Cram, Wentworth, and Goodhue. corporateBody
associatedWith Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960. person
associatedWith Fellner House (Brookline, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ferguson, Frank W., 1861-1926. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. person
associatedWith Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. person
associatedWith Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Houston Art League. corporateBody
associatedWith King, Herbert Maxon, 1864-1917. person
associatedWith Magonigle, Harold Van Buren, 1867-1935. person
associatedWith Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. person
associatedWith Mayers, Murray and Phillip, Bertram G. Goodhue Associates. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of Building and Grounds. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of Building and Grounds. corporateBody
associatedWith Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922. person
associatedWith Nichols family. family
associatedWith NICHOLS-SHURTLEFF FAMILY family
associatedWith Order of the White Rose. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Powell, Lyman P. (Lyman Pierson), b. 1866. person
associatedWith Radin, Herman T. (Herman Theodore), b. 1878. person
associatedWith Righter, James V. (James Volney) person
associatedWith Ripley, Hubert G. (Hubert George), b. 1869. person
associatedWith Saint Thomas Church (Manhattan, New York, N.Y. : Episcopal) corporateBody
associatedWith Sewall, Blanche Harding person
associatedWith Sewall, Blanche Harding. person
associatedWith Sipprell, Clara E. (Clara Estelle), 1885-1975 person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. person
associatedWith Zantzinger, Borie and Medary (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Zeigler, Lee Woodward, 1868-1952. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Brookline (Mass.)
Chestnut Hill (Brookline, Mass.)
Massachusetts--Boston
Subject
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Houses
Architecture--Designs and plans
Churches
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Birth 1863-12-16

Death 1942-09-22

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