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Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Architect Cass Gilbert

 
 
Architect Cass Gilbert Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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,
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and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-60.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 100th Anniversary of the Flood of 1913 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Flood Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Capital of Ohio (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); World War Memorial (about 500 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Three Muskingum County Courthouses (about 600 feet away); The History of Zanesville (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Architect Cass Gilbert Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
2. Architect Cass Gilbert Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,492 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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