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Horace Trumbauer

Full name: Horace Trumbauer
Gender: Male
Born: December 28, 1868 in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 18, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Horace Trumbauer was an American architect from the Gilded Age and became one of Philadelphia’s leading architects in the early middle part of the 20th century. He established his own firm in 1890 and, with a team of talented designers, began designing mostly private residences. He also created residences in other states such as New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. By the middle of his career, Trumbauer was designing commercial and public buildings as well.

Locally, Trumbauer created the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Fairmount Park and parts of the Free Library. He also designed buildings for Jefferson Medical College and the Hahnemann Medical College. He was known for designing college and university buildings throughout the country, most notably much of Duke University’s campus in Durham, North Carolina. He also built the Widener Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Trumbauer’s 1928 entry was the clubhouse of the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. It was built on 16th Street in 1907 under the club presidency of George D. Widener. The building was one of the first reinforced concrete structures in Philadelphia and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. One of the club’s famous players was 1908 Jeu de Paume gold medalist [Jay Gould].

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning United States USA AC
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs United States USA AC

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Cour de Tennis pour Mr. George D. Widener

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Cour de Tennis pour Mr. George D. Widener
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