Goodhue Livingston (1867-1951)
Goodhue Livingston, Architect, of Trowbridge & Livingston, New York
He was born in New York City and brought up between there and "Northwood" on the Livingston's Clermont Manor estate. He studied architecture at Columbia University and co-founded Trowbridge & Livingston, of New York. They gained a reputation for public, institutional, and commercial buildings, though they took on occasional private commissions such as for the Ross House in Montreal. Livingston's social connections made him popular among many of New York's most important firms. Their best known works include: Banker's Trust Company Building at 14 Wall Street; Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History; the J.P. Morgan Building at 23 Wall Street; and, the Oregon State Capital. They also worked on other buildings such as Trumbauer's Equitable Trust Building; Chemical National Bank Building; the St. Regis Hotel; The Knickerbocker Hotel; and, the Ardsley Club. Livingston was, Trustee of the New York Dispensary; Fellow of the American Institute of Architects; Member of the Architectural League of New York; Governor of the Brook Club; and, a Member of the National Institute of Social Sciences. In 1896, he married Louisa, daughter of Senator J.H. Robb. They lived between 38 East 65th Street and Old Trees on Long Island. They were the parents of two children, Goodhue Jr., and Mrs Cornelia Cromwell.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 27/04/2020 and last updated on 27/04/2020.
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