Tracy and Swartwout
Evarts Tracy (1868–1922) was the son of first cousins Jeremiah Evarts Tracy and Martha Sherman Greene. His paternal grandmother Martha Sherman Evarts and maternal grandmother Mary Evarts were the sisters of William M. Evarts. Evarts Tracey graduated from Yale in 1890.
Egerton Swartwout (1870–1943) was the first son of Satterlee Swartwout and Charlotte Elizabeth Edgerton (daughter of Ohio Representative Alfred Peck Edgerton). Swartwout graduated from Yale University in 1891. Both he and Tracy had trained and worked as draftsmen with the renowned firm, McKim, Mead and White. Egerton Swartwout was awarded the gold medal in 1920 by the American Institute of Architects. He developed guidelines for judging architectural competitions for the American Institute of Architects, sat on the American Battle Monuments Commission, and served as vice chairman of the National Commission of Arts.
From 1904-1909, Tracy and Swartwout were joined by architect James Riely Gordon, forming the firm Gordon, Tracy & Swartwout.
In 1909-1912 the firm was joined by Electus Darwin Litchfield, a graduate of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and the Stevens Institute of Technology. The firm was at this time named Tracy, Swartwout & Litchfield.
Evarts Tracy died of January 31, 1922, in France, of chronic myocarditis. Swartwout continued working. Egerton Swartwout is responsible for building the Mary Baker Eddy Memorial (1915) in Mount Auburn Cemetery, the Elks National Veterans Memorial in Chicago (1923-1926), the National Baptist Memorial Church in Washington, D.C. (1924), a bridge addition to the Yale University Art Gallery (1926-1927), the Macon City Auditorium (1928), and the Bailey Fountain in Grand Army Plaza, New York City (1929-1932). and with associate architect, H.B. Cresswell, also designed the Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial (28 miles southwest of London England), for the American Battle Monuments Commission in 1929. Egerton Swartwout died in New York on February 18, 1943.
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