Henry Ives Cobb
Henry Ives Cobb (August 19, 1859 – March 27, 1931), born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Albert Adams and Mary Russell Candler Cobb, was a Chicago-based architect in the last decades of the 19th century, known for his designs in the Romanesque and Victorian Gothic styles. Henry Ives Cobb's grandmother, Augusta Adams Cobb, controversially abandoned her husband, Henry Cobb, and seven of her nine children in 1843, and married Brigham Young as a plural wife.
In Chicago, Cobb and partner Charles S. Frost designed Potter Palmer's mansion (demolished) on Lake Shore Drive; the Chicago Varnish Company Building—listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Chicago Landmark; the Episcopal Church of the Atonement at 5749 North Kenmore Avenue—also on the National Register of Historic Places; the Chicago Federal Building (demolished); the Newberry Library; the Fisheries Building (demolished) at the World's Columbian Exposition; and many pre-1900 buildings at Lake Forest College and the University of Chicago. Elsewhere, he designed the Liberty Tower, a Perpendicular-style Skyscraper in downtown Manhattan, that was converted to residences in 1980; the Olive Building in St. Louis and co-designed the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Cobb moved to Washington, D.C., in 1897 to escape the Chicago grime, which damaged his cherished art collection. Cobb is responsible for The University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, WI, constructed from 1895 to 1897, with its Greco-Roman terra-cotta architectural detail.
Cobb and wife Emma Martin Smith had 10 children, seven of whom survived into adulthood. The children were: Henry Ives Cobb, Jr. (1883–1974), Cleveland Cobb (1884–?), Leonore Cobb (1885–?), Candler Cobb (c. 1887–?), Elliot Cobb (1888–?), Priscilla Cobb (1890–91), Alice Cobb (1892–93), Boughton Cobb (1894–1974), Russell Cobb (1897–?), and Emerson Cobb, (1902–10).
|Union Club of Chicago||Washington Place at Dearborn Street||1881||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb|
|Palmer Mansion||1350 North Lake Shore Drive
|1885||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb|
|Harriet F. Rees House||2110 S. Prairie Avenue
|1888||Designed by Cobb & Frost.|
|Tippecanoe Place||620 West Washington Avenue
South Bend, Indiana
|1889||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark.|
|Chicago Athletic Association Building||12 South Michigan Avenue
|1893||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb|
|Newberry Library||60 West Walton Street
|1893||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb and William Poole|
|St. Cecilia Music Center||24 Ransom NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|1893||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb|
|Chicago Varnish Company Building||33 West Kinzie Street
|1895||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb|
|Olive Building||721 Olive Street
|1896||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb; 1902 addition by Mauran, Russel & Garden|
|Former Chicago Historical Society Building||632 North Dearborn Street
|1896||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb|
|Woodward & Lothrop Store||1025 F Street NW
|1897||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb; subsequent expansions 1902-1927|
|King Edward Hotel||37 King Street East
|1903||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb and E. J. Lennox for George Gooderham’s Toronto Hotel Company|
|Chicago Federal Building||Dearborn and Adams Streets
|1905||Designed by Henry Ives Cobb|
|Liberty Tower||55 Liberty Street
New York City
|1909||Designed by Henry Ives Cobbs|
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