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Born: 1784, Died: 1844

The work of Ithiel Town is represented in The Athenaeum of Philadelphia collections. Town was born in Connecticut, and most of his architectural and bridge engineer work can be found in either New England or New York. He trained with the eminent Asher Benjamin in Boston and began his own professional career with design work for Harvard University, but it was his churches for the Green in New Haven, CT, which really encouraged national attention. After several years establishing a thriving business in bridge engineering, Town again devoted himself to architecture and became a leader in both the Greek Revival and Gothic Revival styles. From 1829 to 1835 Town was associated with Town & Davis (with Alexander J. Davis) and from 1832 to 1833 with Town, Davis & Dakin

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

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