January 16, 2017

Today in History: Benjamin Henry Latrobe

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Framing & ceiling plan - Hall of Representatives
Today in History–May 1–the Library of Congress features Benjamin Henry Latrobe, born on this day in 1764. Find out more about early American engineer and architect who helped plan the U.S. Capitol and the White House and many more influential buildings by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Latrobe and architecture.

Benjamin Henry Latrobe drawings & plans

Benjamin Henry Latrobe correspondence

Benjamin Henry Latrobe maps

The journal of Latrobe. Being the notes and sketches of an architect, naturalist and traveler in the United States from 1796 to 1820.

American Treasures from the Library of Congress (online exhibitions)

A Design for the Capitol

The President’s House

The Navy’s Forge Tilt-Hammer

American Memory Collections

Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner, 1935-1955

Washington As It Was: Theodor Horydczak Collection

Prints & Photographs collections

Architecture, Design & Engineering Drawings (1600-1989)

Brumfield Collection
Architectural heritage of pre-Soviet Russia, highlighting wooden buildings, and religious, commercial and industrial facilities (1987-2000)

Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (1864-1952)

Gottscho-Schleisner Collection
Northeastern U.S. and Florida, emphasizing architecture (1935-55)

Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive
Architecture and architectural renovation projects in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States (1980-2009)

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey (1930-present)

Horydczak Collection
U.S., especially Washington, D.C., showing architecture and daily life (1923-59)

Lamb Studios Archive
Preparatory and study sketches for interior architecture (1869-1990)

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