Albert Randolph Ross
Albert Ross attended grammar school in Westfield and later in Davenport, Iowa, where he went on to high school, finishing in 1884. 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. After leaving that firm in 1897, he started the firm of Ackerman and Ross, which operated from 1898 to 1901.
Among the buildings that Ross designed were 12 libraries. Some of his notable design projects included:
- Gloversville Free Library, Gloversville, New York, Beaux Arts building listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NHRP)
- Pittsfield Public Library, Pittsfield, Maine; NRHP-listed for its architecture
- Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio, formally known as the Carnegie Building
- Carnegie Library, Denver, Colorado; now known as the McNichols Civic Center Building
- East Orange Public Library, East Orange, New Jersey
- Union County Courthouse, Elizabeth, New Jersey
- Carnegie Library, Washington, DC, now the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
- Exterior design for Draper Hall, State University at Albany, Albany, New York
- Milwaukee County Courthouse, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Carnegie Library, Good Will Home Association, Hinckley, Maine
- John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis. Who's who in America, Volume 4: Albert Randolph Ross.
- Columbus in Photographs: Albert Randolph Ross
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Library History". Port Jervis Free Public Library. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
- Draper Hall, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany
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