Thomas Ustick Walter

Founder's Hall Girard College, Philadelphia, PA
Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861, beneath the unfinished capitol dome
Walter family with servant, circa 1850
Moyamensing Prison, Philadelphia (1832–35, demolished 1968)
One of Walter's first commissions, the First Presbyterian Church, West Chester, PA (1832)
Chester County Prison, West Chester, PA (1838, demolished 1960)
St. James Episcopal Church, Wilmington, NC (1839–40)
Lexington Presbyterian Church, Lexington, VA (1843–45)
Tabb Street Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, VA (1843)
Chester County Courthouse, West Chester, PA (1846–47)
First Baptist Church, Bristol, Pennsylvania (1851)
Horticultural Hall now Chester County Historical Society,<ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=THOMAS U. WHO???|last=Lukens, Ph.D.|first=Rob|date=December 11, 2011||url-status=live|archive-url=|archive-date=2016-03-20|access-date=2020-04-18}}</ref> West Chester, PA (1848)

American architect of German descent, the dean of American architecture between the 1820 death of Benjamin Latrobe and the emergence of H.H. Richardson in the 1870s.

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William Strickland (architect)

Noted architect and civil engineer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Nashville, Tennessee.

1829 portrait of Strickland by John Neagle.
Second Bank of the United States, Philadelphia (1819-24)
Merchants' Exchange, Philadelphia (1832-34)
Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville (1845-59). Strickland is buried in a crypt within.
Masonic Hall, Philadelphia (1808–11, burned 1819).
"View of the Chain Bridge invented by James Finley Esq.", William Strickland, delineator. The Port Folio, June 1810.
Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA (1822–23).
"G. Stephenson's Patent Locomotive Engine." William Strickland, artist and engraver (1826).
United States Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, PA (1826–33)
Randolph Hall at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (1828, altered)
University of Pennsylvania Medical Hall, 1829
United States Mint, Philadelphia, PA (1829–33, demolished 1902).
United States Mint, Charlotte, NC (1835, moved to new location 1930s). Now Mint Museum of Art.
United States Mint, New Orleans, LA (1835–38). Now Louisiana State Museum.
Sussex County Courthouse, Georgetown, DE (1837, altered)
Providence Athenaeum, Providence, RI (1837–38).
Tennessee State Capitol (1845–59)
First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN (1848–49)
Grace Church, Keswick, VA (1848–55)
Belmont Mansion, Nashville, TN (1849–53). Now Acklen Hall, Belmont University

A student of Benjamin Latrobe and mentor to Thomas Ustick Walter, Strickland helped establish the Greek Revival movement in the United States.

Christ Church, Philadelphia

Episcopal church in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Interior in 2012
John Lewis Krimmel, Questioning Chimney Sweeps before Christ Church (ca.1813)
General Washington at Christ Church ({{circa}}1908) by J.L.G. Ferris.
Plate 15 from Birch's Views of Philadelphia (1800).
Christ Church, Philadelphia (1811) by William Strickland.
Christ Church ({{circa|lk=no|1876}}).
Interior from balcony ({{circa|lk=no|1883}}).
Christ Church Interior ({{circa|lk=no|1914}}) by Joseph Pennell. Gostelowe's baptismal font is in the foreground.
Interior from balcony ({{circa|lk=no|1960}}).

The church was rebuilt in 1777 by Robert Smith, and the interior was altered in 1883 by Thomas Ustick Walter.

American Institute of Architects

Professional organization for architects in the United States.

The Octagon House was built in 1800 in Washington, D.C., and is owned by the American Institute of Architects.
1957 stamp commemorating the AIA's centennial

Thomas Ustick Walter 1877–1887

United States Capitol

Meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.

West front (2013)
United States Capitol and reflecting pool
The east front of the United States Capitol (2013 view)
The east front at night (2013 view)
Design for the U.S. Capitol, "An Elevation for a Capitol", by James Diamond was one of many submitted in the 1792 contest, but not selected.
The winning design for the U.S. Capitol, submitted by William Thornton
Samuel Morse's 1822 painting of the House in session shows the interior design of the House chamber.
The Capitol when first occupied by Congress (painting circa 1800 by William Russell Birch)
The Capitol from Pennsylvania Avenue as it stood before 1814 (drawn from memory by an unknown artist after the burning)
Daguerreotype of east side of the Capitol in 1846, by John Plumbe, showing Bulfinch's dome
The Capitol in 1814 after the burning of Washington by the British, during the War of 1812 (painting by George Munger)
The earliest known interior photograph of the Capitol, taken in 1860 and showing the new House of Representatives chamber
Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861, before the partially complete Capitol dome
Capitol Rotunda (2013 view)
The Apotheosis of Washington, the 1865 fresco painted by Constantino Brumidi on the interior of the Capitol's dome (2005 view)
Carlo Franzoni's 1819 sculptural chariot clock, the Car of History, depicting Clio, the Greek muse of history. National Statuary Hall (2006 view).
Capitol Rotunda (2005 view)
Declaration of Independence (1819), by John Trumbull
National Statuary Hall Collection viewed from the south
Capitol Crypt
President George W. Bush delivering the annual State of the Union address in the House chamber
Old Supreme Court Chamber (2007 view)
US Senate chamber (circa 1873 view)
A 2007 aerial view of the Capitol Grounds from the west
Magnolias bloom on the Capitol Grounds in March 2020
The body of former President Ronald Reagan lying in state in June 2004
Exterior of the Capitol prior to the 2015 visit by Pope Francis
2021 United States Capitol attack
The opening ceremony of the Capitol Visitor Center in December 2008. The plaster cast model of the Statue of Freedom is in the foreground.
The Capitol on a 1922 US postage stamp
A snowball fight on the Capitol lawn, 1923.
The Capitol at night in 2006
The Capitol surrounded by snow in 2011
House of Representatives pediment, Apotheosis of Democracy, by Paul Wayland Bartlett, 1916
The Genius of America pediment, East Portico, carved by Bruno Mankowski 1959-60 (after Luigi Persico's 1825-1828 original)

The current cast-iron dome and the House's new southern extension and Senate new northern wing were designed by Thomas Ustick Walter and August Schoenborn, a German immigrant, in the 1850s, and were completed under the supervision of Edward Clark.

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

Neighborhood in the Northwest Philadelphia section of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Chestnut Hill Baptist Church built 1835
Thomas Mill Covered Bridge
Inglewood Cottage on Bethlehem Pike
Chestnut Hill West SEPTA Station on Germantown Avenue.
John Story Jenks School
Chestnut Hill Library
Philadelphia Cricket Club

Inglewood Cottage (1850), designed by Thomas Ustick Walter.

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Historic garden or rural cemetery in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Laurel Hill Cemetery Gatehouse
Aerial view of Laurel Hill Cemetery on the left near the Schuylkill River and nearby Mount Vernon Cemetery to the right
Mausoleums along "Millionaire's Row"
The cemetery was designed by John Notman with strings of terraces that descend to the Schuylkill River
The statuary group known as Old Mortality is based on a tale by Sir Walter Scott and is displayed directly in front of the main gatehouse
The Yellow Fever Memorial was built in 1855 to honor the Philadelphia "Doctors, Druggists and Nurses" who helped fight the epidemic in Portsmouth, Virginia
Laurel Hill Cemetery Advertisement from 1904
The terra cotta receiving vault in South Laurel Hill was built in 1913
Headstone for the fictional character Adrian Balboa from the Rocky movie franchise
The Henry Disston family mausoleum is the largest monument in Laurel Hill{{sfn|Keels|2003|p=31}}
The monument for William J. Mullen was built by Daniel Kornbau and exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition{{sfn|Keels|2003|p=31}}<ref>Mullen Tomb December 26, 1881 article from the New York Times.</ref>
The gravesite of Harry Kalas, Philadelphia Phillies radio broadcaster, includes a microphone shaped tombstone and two pairs of seats from Veterans Stadium<ref>{{cite web |last1=Akintoye |first1=Dotun |title=Why does Rocky's wife get a tombstone at Laurel Hill? |url= | |access-date=6 July 2020}}</ref>
The Mother and Twins Monument was carved by Polish sculptor Henry Dmochowski-Saunders. It depicts his deceased wife Helena Schaff and their two deceased children{{sfn|Keels|2003|p=32}}
thumb|Polar explorer Elisha Kent Kane was interred in the family's hillside tomb
Sculpture on William Warner memorial by Alexander Milne Calder depicting a woman releasing a soul from a sarcophagus{{sfn|Keels|2003|p=30}}
Memorial for Matthias W. Baldwin, Founder of Baldwin Locomotive Works
Memorial for Robert Patterson, Union general during the Civil War
The tomb of historian Henry Charles Lea is adorned with a bronze sculpture of Clio, the muse of history,<ref>{{cite web |title=Cleo - Laurel Hill Cemetery |url= | |access-date=1 July 2020}}</ref> by Alexander Stirling Calder
Memorial for Louis Antoine Godey, editor and publisher of Godey's Lady's Book
"The Silent Sentry" was stolen from Mount Moriah Cemetery in 1970 but was recovered and rededicated in Laurel Hill in 2013.

Designs for the cemetery were submitted by William Strickland and Thomas Ustick Walter but the commission selected Scottish-American architect John Notman.

Philadelphia City Hall

Seat of the municipal government of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, housing the chambers of the Philadelphia City Council and the offices of the Mayor of Philadelphia.

North side of Philadelphia City Hall (2019)
Under construction, 1881
Philadelphia City Hall c. 1899
William Penn statue on the ground
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The N. Broad St. arcade (2013)
The north facade from Broad St. (2013)
View of tower from courtyard (2013)
William Penn statue
Statue of President McKinley (2017)
Octavius Catto memorial (2018)

The building was designed by Scottish-born architect John McArthur Jr. and Thomas Ustick Walter in the Second Empire style, and was constructed from 1871 to 1901 at a cost of $24 million.

Norfolk Academy

Independent co-educational day school in Norfolk, Virginia.

Norfolk Academy, 420 Bank Street, ca. 1890

The original Norfolk Academy building was designed by architect Thomas Ustick Walter, who subsequently became the fourth Architect of the Capitol.

Moyamensing Prison

Prison in Philadelphia, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

Moyamensing Prison Historical Marker
Moyamensing Prison in a 1901 photo
Gate of Entrance
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Cell Door with Open Metal Lattice Door
Debtor’s Wing, 1965

It was designed by Thomas Ustick Walter.

Newkirk Viaduct Monument

15-foot white marble obelisk in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2018 photo
1856 Drawing
In 2009
Monument as seen from tracks in 2009

Designed by Thomas Ustick Walter, a future Architect of the Capitol, the monument was erected by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad to mark its completion of a bridge across the Schuylkill River and the first railroad line south from Philadelphia.