Frederick Sterner

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Frederick Sterner (1862–1931) was a British born American architect.

Born in London, Sterner moved to the United States with his father Julius at age 14. He worked as a draftsman with the Chicago architect Frank E. Edbrooke and had a thirty-year (c1880-1910) career in Colorado, working with Ernest Varian. Varian retired in 1910. He also designed country homes on Long Island.[1]

Sterner moved to New York City where he is lauded for his renovations of brownstones in the Gramercy Park neighborhood.[2][3] Sterner's protégés included the New York architect Rosario Candela.

A number of Sterner's buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places including the Greenbrier Hotel, Daniels & Fisher Tower, Briarhurst, Minnequa Steel Works Office Building and Dispensary and Glen Eyrie.

Sterner died in 1931 in Rome.[4]



NRHP-listed works (with variation in attribution) are:


  1. ^ Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860–1940, Robert B. MacKay, Anthony K. Baker, Carol A. Traynor, page 390
  2. ^ The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908–1929, Andrew S. Dolkart
  3. ^ "Streetscapes/The Frederick Sterner House, at 139 East 19th Street; An Architect Who Turned Brownstones Into Gems". 2003-06-29. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  4. ^ "rpt14032" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods". Chundenver. 2004-11-30. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  6. ^ Frederick Sterner at the archINFORM database.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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