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John Russell Pope

John Russell Pope, American architect. Awarded Architectural League Medal of Honor, 1916; Gold Medal of Honor, New York Chapter American International Assurance; medal Jean Leclaire Institute of France; Chevalier Legion of Honor (French), 1922. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects.


  • Pope, John Russell was born on April 24, 1874 in New York, New York, United States. Son of John and Mary Avery (Loomis) Pope.

  • Education

    • Descendant of John Pope, Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1630. Educated College City of New York. Bachelor of Philosophy, School of Mines (Columbia), 1894.

      Fellow American Academy in Rome, 1895. Schermerhorn traveling fellow, 1896-1897. École des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1900.

      Honorary Master of Arts, Yale. Little D., Columbia; Doctor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University.


    • 1 daughter, Jane London. Practiced alone from 1900. Architect: Scottish Rite Temple, Washington, District of Columbia.

      Plattsburg City Hall. MacDonough Memorials. Lincoln Memorial, Hodgenville, Kentucky.

      Richmond (Virginia) Terminal Station. Addition to Metropolitan Museum, New York. Constitution Hall, D.A.R., and Archives Building, Washington.

      American Battle Monument, Montfaucon, France. Memorial tomb of William B. Leeds, New York. Congregational Church, Columbus, Ohio.

      Nassau County (Long Island) Hospital. Residence of Ogden Mills, of Mistress Graham Fair Vanderbilt, Irwin P. Laughlin, and others. Architect selected for Roosevelt Memorial, New York City and Washington, District of Columbia, also architect for Baltimore Museum of Art, Syracuse Memorial Hospital, University Baptist Church, Baltimore.

      Additions to British Museum and Tate Gallery. London, Frick Museum, New York City, National Gallery, Washington, United States Government Offices, London.


    Fellow) The American Institute of Architects.


    • Married Sadie Jones, October 31, 1912.
    • father: John Pope
    • mother: Mary Avery (Loomis) Pope
    • spouse: Sadie Jones
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    Born April 24, 1874
    Died August 27, 1937
    (aged 63)