“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Architect Cass Gilbert

Architect Cass Gilbert Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
1. Architect Cass Gilbert Marker
Inscription. One of America's leading architects of the early 20th century, Cass Gilbert (1859-1934), was born in a home that stood at this site. After studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gilbert apprenticed with prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White. The critical success of his first major public building, the design of the 1895 Minnesota State Capitol, established his national reputation. His influential 1912 Woolworth building, at 792 feet, was then the world's tallest building, earning Gilbert's nickname of "Father of the Modern Skyscraper." Combining classical designs with modern technology, Gilbert also created the United State Supreme Court building (1932) in Washington, D.C., an enduring icon of American justice and democracy. His other achievements include the Arkansas and West Virginia capitols, the U.S. Custom House in New York, and several buildings at Oberlin College. Gilbert served as the president of the American Institute of Architects and the National Academy of Design.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission,Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-60.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Architect Cass Gilbert Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
2. Architect Cass Gilbert Marker

Location. 39° 56.506′ N, 82° 0.454′ W. Marker is in Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling north on 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lodge of Amity No. 5 Free and Accepted Masons (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Capital of Ohio (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zanesville (about 600 feet away); World War II and Korean War Memorial (about 600 feet away); American Legion Post #29 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Karl Kappes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zanesville and Muskingum County Artwall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muskingum County Iraqi Conflicts Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Zanesville.
Also see . . .
1. Cass Gilbert Society. (Submitted on October 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Entry on Gilbert from Ohio History Central. (Submitted on April 5, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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