Thomas R. Jackson (1826-1901)

Thomas R. Jackson, Architect, of New York City

Born in England, he came to New York with his parents when just a child in 1831. He apprenticed with Richard Upjohn (1802-1878) and rose to become his head draftsman. His major works in New York included the Academy of Music on 14th Street, Wallack's Theatre, Tammany Hall and the Brooklyn Theatre. Perhaps his only domestic commission was the flamboyant Jerome Mansion on Madison & 26th. He also "designed and supervised the execution" of the Grand Opera House at Toronto.   
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 14/12/2018 and last updated on 22/02/2019.