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Ammi Burnham Young

Ammi Burnham Young, American architect.

Background

  • Young, Ammi Burnham was born on June 19, 1798 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Captain Samuel and Rebecca (Burnham) Young.

  • Education

    • A.M. (honorary), University Vermont, circa 1838, Dartmouth, 1841.

    Career

    • Architect for Congregational Church, Norwich, Vermont. Designed Thornton and Wentworth halls (1828-1829), Reed Hall (1839) at Dartmouth. Appointed architect for Vermont State Capitol, Montpelier, 1832.

      Built Boston Customs House, 1836-1847. Supervising architect United States Treasury Department, circa 1852-1862, designed numerous customs houses, court houses, post offices, marine hospitals (in classic, modified “Italian,” Greek Revival styles), 1850’s. Architect south front of Treasury Building (on Robert Mills’ original plans), 1860.

      Principal works include: Bromfield Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston. Court houses, Worcester, Massachusetts (1844), Lowell, Massachusetts. Customs houses, Norfolk, Virginia (1853-1859), Galveston, Texas (1856-1858), appraiser’s stores, St. Louis (1852-1859), San Francisco.

      Indianapolis Court House and Post Office (1856-1861), New Haven (Connecticut) Customs House and Post Office (1855-1860). Author: General Descriptions and Specifications of the Alterations … In the Present Custom House Building in … New York …, 1862.

    Works

    • Author: General Descriptions and Specifications of the Alterations … In the Present Custom House Building in … New York …, 1862.

    Connections

    • Married 3 times;; married second, Hannah Green Ticknor.
    • father: Captain Samuel Young
    • mother: Rebecca (Burnham) Young
    • spouses: 3 times
    • Hannah Green Ticknor.
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    Died March 13, 1874
    (aged 75)
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