The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Van Brunt, Henry

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VAN BRUNT, Henry, American architect: b. Boston, Mass., 5 Sept. 1832; d. there, March 1903. He was graduated from Harvard in 1854 and studied architecture. He served in the Union army on staff duty during a part of the Civil War period and subsequently practised his profession in Boston and Kansas City, Mo., and was the designer of many buildings of importance, chief among which is Memorial Hall at Harvard, a work performed with W. R. Ware. Among other buildings designed by him are the First Church Boston and the Public Library, Cambridge. He published ‘Greek Lines and Other Architectural Essays’ (1893).