Albert Randolph Ross

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Albert Randolph Ross (October 26, 1868 – October 27, 1948) was an American architect. Born in Westfield, Massachusetts, he was a son of architect John W. Ross.

Albert Ross attended grammar school in Westfield and later in Davenport, Iowa, where he went on to high school, finishing in 1884.[1] After working as a draughtsman in his father's Davenport architecture office from 1884 to 1887, he spent a year working for an architect in Buffalo, New York, before joining the New York City firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1891.[1][2] After leaving that firm in 1897, he started the firm of Ackerman and Ross, which operated from 1898 to 1901.[2]

In 1901, Ross married Susan Husted, from Brookline, Massachusetts.[1] From 1901 until 1948 his main residence was on Negro Island, near Boothbay Harbor, Maine.[2] He died October 27, 1948.[2]


Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Baltimore, designed by Ross with sculpture by Adolph Alexander Weinman.

Among the buildings that Ross designed were 12 libraries.[2] Some of his notable design projects included:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis. Who's who in America, Volume 4: Albert Randolph Ross. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Columbus in Photographs: Albert Randolph Ross
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
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  5. ^ a b "Library History". Port Jervis Free Public Library. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  6. ^ Draper Hall, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany