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Gideon Shryock, 1802-1880: Greek revival architect in Kentucky

Elisabeth Louise Flynn

Gideon Shryock, 1802-1880: Greek revival architect in Kentucky

by Elisabeth Louise Flynn

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Published in Evanston, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shryock, Gideon, -- 1802-1880,
  • Greek revival (Architecture) -- United States,
  • Architecture -- United States

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 432 p.
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17877896M

    Liberty Hall Historic Site, con't The Orlando Brown House Senator John Brown divided his property in half and built a house (click on the image above to see it full size) on the two acres for his younger son, Orlando. Its Greek Revival design was by Lexington architect, Gideon Shryock. It was built in and cost approximately $5, A Greek Revival-style building, the Orlando Brown House was built in The architect was Gideon Shryock, a Lexington, Kentucky native, who was the first professional architect in Kentucky. He was a pupil of William Strickland, who was one of the first architects to introduce Greek Revival architecture to the United States.

    Designed by the same architect (Gideon Shryock) as Kentucky’s Old State Capitol, the Greek Revival home of Orlando Brown includes a double parlor room interior and central hall for public viewing. Many portraits and paintings can be seen in the home along with the home’s original furniture. Exhibits. This set the precedent for simplicity in the Greek Revival movement in Kentucky. Shryock was the State's most prominent architect from to , designing public and residential buildings in Frankfort and Louisville. One of Gideon Shryock's apprentices was John McMurtry (), also from Maryland parents but who was born on a farm.

    Novem - Gideon Shryock, Kentucky’s premier architect, wa s born in Lexington. The son of Mathias Shryock, an untrained practical builder, Gideon attended J.P. Aldridge’s Lancastrian Academy ( S. Upper Street, later known as Lafayette Academy) in Lexington and in moved to Philadelphia where he studied architecture under William Strickland, the architect of the.   The state already had a beautiful Capitol — a Greek Revival gem designed in by Lexington architect Gideon Shryock. But it became too small for .


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Gideon Shryock, 1802-1880: Greek revival architect in Kentucky by Elisabeth Louise Flynn Download PDF EPUB FB2

Gideon Shryock was born on Novemto Mathias Shryock and Elizabeth Gaugh Shryock in Lexington, Kentucky. Mathias Shryock was once described in a newspaper article as a “practical builder” but not a professionally trained architect.

The family found prosperity and popularity in Lexington. Gideon Shryock (Novem – J ) was Kentucky's first professional architect, known for his work in the Greek Revival style. His name has frequently been misspelled as Gideon Shyrock. Shryock was a native of Lexington, Kentucky, the son of a housebuilder and contractor, Mathias Shryock, who had moved to Kentucky from Maryland and who would father 10 other children in.

Described as the "father of the Greek Revival movement in Kentucky architecture", Gideon Shryock was a pioneer Kentucky architect who designed the Old Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, Old Morrison at Transylvania University in Lexington and the Orlando Brown house in Frankfort.

He designed two state capitol buildings which are extant, though no longer used as capitols, in Frankfort. Gideon Shryock (* †) - biography, list of built works, bibliography, references, relevant literature and links and other details about this person. Gideon Shryock American Greek Revival architect.

Biographical Information. Name: Gideon Shryock: Born on 15 November in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA, North America. The building, completed inwas the first Greek Revival statehouse in the United States.

Shryock remained Kentucky's most prominent architect for the next ten years. He died in and was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville. From the description of Gideon Shryock letter, Feb.

(Kentucky Historical Society). It was Shryock's Greek revival architecture which put the Virginia-Georgian influence definitely in the background in the West. Before the end of his second year of practice, Kentucky was in need of a new statehouse.

Such an important assignment as planning a statehouse was a task for an experienced architect, and young Gideon was too timid to. Gideon Shryock () was the leading exponent of the Greek Revival style in Kentucky. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky and was the son of Mathias Shryock, a builder.

He studied architecture with William Strickland of Philadelphia. Among Shryock's most important Greek Revival designs are the Old State Capital () in Frankfort, Kentucky, and the Morrison College (c.

) in Lexington. From The Kentucky Encyclopedia - Gideon Shryock, architect, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on Novemthe eldest of three sons of Mathias and Mary Elizabeth (Gaugh) Shryock. The couple and her brother, Michael Gaugh, had moved to Lexington from Frederick County, Virginia, in.

About Gideon Shryock. Important pioneer Kentucky architect who designed the Old Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, KY, Old Morrison at Transylvania University in Lexington,KY, the Orlando Brown house in Frankfort, KY.

and the Arkansas State House among others. Mary Kwas Old State House Research Materials, MC Special Collections Department 4 The Architecture of Gideon Shryock, Box 2: Folder 5: 5 Armistead, H.B.,Box 2: 12 Gideon Shryock, Greek Revival Architect in Kentucky, Box 2: Folder 13 Governors, Jun 2, - Gideon Shryock (Novem – J ) was an American Greek Revival architect.

His most notable designs are the Old State House in Little Rock, AR, the Old State Capitol in Kentucky, the Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, KY, Old Morrison, Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, the Orlando Brown House in Frankfort, KY and the Chestnut Street Methodist.

The second Kentucky Statehouse burned inand in December ofthe State Legislature passed a bill for a new capitol building. An architectural competition, probably the first in Kentucky, was advertised for early and was won by young architect Gideon Shryock (–).

Alexander Jackson Davis (), Alexander Thomson (), Alois Hauser, Cole family, Gideon Shryock (), James Stuart (), Jonathan Goldsmith (), William Wilkins ().

Gideon Shryock is responsible for one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture west of the Mississippi River—the Old State House in Little Rock (Pulaski County).

Shryock’s other recognizable architectural achievements include Kentucky’s Old State House and Old Morrison Hall at Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky, - Architecture - pages 0 Reviews " By the author of the acclaimed Antebellum Houses of the Bluegrass, this book includes significant structures from throughout the commonwealth, illustrating the entire range of stylistic architectural development.".

Architecture of Lexington, Kentucky -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. Fireworks Splice HTML. Old Morrison, designed by the father of Greek Revival architecture in Kentucky, Gideon Shryock. Photograph by Eric Thomason, courtesy of the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.

The earliest building designers of Kentucky were not professionally trained architects but were amateur. Housed in a distinctive brick building that’s thought to be the last work of Louisville architect Gideon Shryock (), Brown Memorial Christian.

During the eight decades preceding the Civil War, Kentucky was the scene of tremendous building activity. Located in the western section of the original English colonies, midway between North and South, Kentucky saw the rise of an architecture that combined the traditions of nationally known designers, eager to achieve the refinements of their English mother culture, alongside the.

Construction began inEnvisioned by early Louisville civic leader James Guthrie ( – )to serve as the new Kentucky state capital building, construction of the Greek Revival style structure began in as designed by Gideon Shryock (), noted architect of the Old Statehouse in Frankfort and other buildings.

Description. Architecture of the Old South: Greek Revival & Romantic and its companion volume, Architecture of the Old South: Colonial & Federal, are the climax of some twenty years of exploration, research and ngs are three-dimensional history books that reflect the comings and goings, successes and failures, aspirations and follies of real people.

The building was designed in the Greek Revival style by Gideon Shryock, an early Lexington, Kentucky architect. The Old State Capitol was his first building and he was only twenty-five years on: On Broadway, bounded by Madison, Clinton.

As the name implies, Greek Revival architecture resembles a temple with its symmetry, triangular pediment and Ionic columns. Built of Kentucky River limestone and completed inthe Old State Capitol is the third capitol building on that site.

˜˚˛ ˜˚˛˝˛˙ˆ˝ LEADERSHIP & LEGACY IN KENTUCKY HISTORY GIDEON SHRYOCK | Following Gideon Shryock’s successful designs for the Kentucky Statehouse (Old Capitol) at Frankfort and Morrison College (Old Morrison) in Lexington, city officials in Louisville commissioned the young architect to design the Jefferson County Courthouse to accommodate both county and city offices.