Stanford White

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Birthday
9, 1853
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 25, 1906 (52)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1853
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 25, 1906 (52)

About

American architect whose work includes the triumphal arch at Washington Square, the Judson Memorial Church and the Cosmopolitan Building. In 1906, he was killed by Harry Kendall Thaw for having an affair with the millionaire's wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit.

Before Fame

He received no formal training in architecture and learned his craft by studying under acclaimed architect Henry Hobson Richardson.

Trivia

The legal proceedings surrounding his murder came to be referred to as the "Trial of the Century" by local newspapers.

Family Life

He married Bessie Springs Smith in 1884. Together, they had a son named Lawrence in 1887.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor Ray Milland in the 1955 film The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.