16 December: Cram, Upjohn & LaFarge

Today the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (ECUSA) has the feast day of Ralph Adams Cram and Richard Upjohn, architects, and John LaFarge, artist. Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942) was a prolific New England Anglo-Catholic architect who designed a large number of mostly Gothic revival churches and colleges. The best known of his works is probably the St John the Divine Cathedral, New York City designed as part of the firm Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson.

Rood Screen in Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh !!calvary rood 7.7 by shadysidelantern, on Flickr

Cathedral of St. John the Divine by eviltomthai, on Flickr

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago !!Lovely church by Giant Ginkgo, on Flickr

Where Cram represents the latter development of the Gothic Revival in American architecture, Richard Upjohn (1802-1878) represents its introduction in this country. Upjohn also served as the first president of the AIA.

Trinity Church, New York City via Library of Congress

lost by mudpig, on Flickr !!Trinity Church, New York interior

Brooklyn - Green-Wood Cemetery: Cemetery Gate by wallyg, on Flickr