Edward Tuckerman Potter
Edward Tuckerman Potter
|Born||September 25, 1831|
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
|Died||December 21, 1904 (aged 73)|
New York, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Union College|
Sarah Nott Potter
|Relatives||Howard Potter (brother)|
Robert Potter (brother)
Clarkson Potter (brother)
Henry Potter (brother)
William Potter (brother)
Eliphalet Nott (grandfather)
Edward Tuckerman Potter (September 25, 1831 – December 21, 1904) was an American architect best known for designing the 1871 Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut. With his half-brother William Appleton Potter, he also designed Nott Memorial Hall (1858–79) at his alma mater, Union College, Schenectady, New York. Both the Mark Twain House and Nott Memorial Hall are National Historic Landmarks.
Potter was born in Schenectady, New York on September 25, 1831. He was the son of Bishop Alonzo Potter and, his first wife, Sarah (née Nott) Potter. Among his sibling and half-siblings were Howard Potter, a New York City banker; Robert Brown Potter, a General in the American Civil War; Democratic U.S. Representative Clarkson Nott Potter; Henry Codman Potter, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York; Eliphalet Nott Potter, who served as President of Union College and Hobart College; and William Appleton Potter, also an architect who designed the Church of the Presidents in Elberon, New Jersey.
His paternal grandparents were Anna and Joseph Potter, a farmer. His uncle, Horatio Potter, served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. His maternal grandfather was Eliphalet Nott, the longest serving college president in the United States.
Potter was married to Julia Maria Blatchford (1834–1922), the daughter of U.S. Minister to the State of the Church Richard Milford Blatchford and Julian Ann (née Mumford) Blatchford. Together, they lived much of their married life abroad in London and Paris and after his retirement, they spent most of their time in Newport, Rhode Island. Julia and Edward were the parents of:
- Julian Potter (1858–1913), who married actress Alice Berenice Pixley, the sister of fellow actress Annie Pixley.
- Ethelinda Potter (1860–1949)
- Edward Clarkson Potter (1862–1950), who married Emily Blanche Havemeyer (b. 1865), a daughter of Theodore Havemeyer.
- Robert Francis Potter (1864–1930)
- Richard Milford Blatchford Potter (1869–1901)
- Louisa Millicent Potter (b. 1872), who married Earl Sheffield in 1902. She later married architect William Adams Delano (1874–1960) in 1907.
- Julia Selden Potter (b. 1875)
- Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave. Hartford Connecticut, 1871
- Nott Memorial Hall, Union College campus Schenectady NY, 1858-1879
- Additions to the Christ Episcopal Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, early 1860s
- Church of the Good Shepherd and Parish House, 155 Wyllys St. Hartford CT, 1867
- All Saints Memorial Church, 674 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 1869–72
- Library at Armsmear in Hartford, Connecticut
- Church of the Holy Innocents Willow Ave. and 6th St. Hoboken New Jersey, 1872
- Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th St. Davenport Iowa, 1873
- St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, One Hudson St. Yonkers NY, additions to the facade, 1874
- One or more buildings in Downtown Main Street Historic District, Roughly bounded by Main St., Governor St., Chapman Pl., and Burnside Ave. East Hartford CT
- St. James Episcopal Church, NE corner of MacArthur and Broadway Lewiston IL
- St. John's Episcopal Church (East Hartford, Connecticut), 1160 Main St. East Hartford CT
- St. Paul's Memorial Episcopalian Church and Rectory, 225 St. Paul Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10304
St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, Yonkers, New York
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport, Iowa
Nott Memorial interior, Schenectady, New York
Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford, Connecticut
St. James Episcopal Church, Lewistown, Illinois
St. John's Episcopal Church, East Hartford, Connecticut
Church of the Holy Innocents, Hoboken, New Jersey
All Saints Memorial Church, Providence, Rhode Island
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- Smith, Henry Townsend (1913). Manual of Westchester County: Past and Present. H. T. Smith. pp. 64–65. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- "CLARKSON N. POTTER'S SUMMER RESIDENCE" (PDF). The New York Times. March 7, 1882. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- "OBITUARY | CLARKSON N. POTTER" (PDF). The New York Times. January 24, 1882. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
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- Stevens 1866, p. 6.
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- "EDWARD T. POTTER DIES | Brother of Bishop Potter and Noted Church Architect". The New York Times. 22 December 1904. p. 9. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- "EDWARD T. POTTER DEAD | Brother of the Bishop and an Architect and Musician of Note". The Sun. 22 December 1904. p. 3. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- "Julian Potter Dead" (PDF). The New York Times. August 14, 1913. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
- "THE MARRIAGE OF JULIAN POTTER His Bride, Alice Bernise Pixley, May Return to the Stage" (PDF). The New York Times. December 11, 1894. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
- "SHEFFIELD-POTTER WEDDING. First Society Function of Its Kind of the Newport Season Largely Attended" (PDF). The New York Times. April 20, 1902. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- Winburn, La Moitte-teunissonjay Te (10 September 1939). "Miss Dorothea Frances Lehmann Engaged To Marry William Richard Potter Delano; Granddaughter of Mrs. Charles S. Guthrie and Alumna Of Foxhollow to Be Wed in October Ferguson--Lennig". The New York Times.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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