November 15, 1802|
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
|Died||June 19, 1880
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Shryock was a native of Lexington, Kentucky, the son of a housebuilder and contractor, Mathias Shryock, who had moved to Kentucky from Maryland and who would father 10 other children in Kentucky besides Gideon. One of Gideon's younger brothers, Cincinnatus Shryock, would also become an architect.
Shryock studied at Lancastrian Academy in Lexington, and was later apprenticed to architect William Strickland of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for one year, after working in family business. While in Philadelphia, Shryock acquired a copy of the American edition of Swan's British Architect, which he brought back to Lexington. Shryock is buried in the Shryock family plot at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Old State House at Little Rock, Arkansas (begun 1833, completed in 1842) Hired by United States Senator John Pope.
- Old State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky (1829)
- Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, Kentucky begun circa 1837, completed 1860 (by Albert Fink).
- Old Morrison, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky (completed 1834)
- Orlando Brown House, Frankfort, Kentucky
- Chestnut Street Methodist Church (Louisville, Kentucky) (now the Brown Memorial CME Church)
Shryock is credited on a Kentucky historical marker as the builder and designer of the important Old Bank of Louisville, though it was actually designed by architect James Dakin and Shryock superintended the construction of Dakin's design.
Shryock is cited as the most influential architect in Kentucky from 1827 to 1837. Among his apprentices were John McMurtry (1812–1890). Shryock is one of the namesakes of Greathouse/Shryock Traditional Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Note: For example, University of Louisville archives give as "Shryock"; University of Kentucky digital archives gives "Shyrock".
- "Images of Old State House by Gideon Shryock". Bluffton.edu. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- "Jefferson County Courthouse by Gideon Shryock". Bluffton.edu. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- "Old Morrison, Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky – National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary". Cr.nps.gov. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- Andrews, Alfred J. (April 1944). "Gideon Shryock, Kentucky Architect and Greek Revival Architecture in Kentucky". Filson Club History Quarterly. 18 (2). Retrieved 2012-02-22.[permanent dead link]
- Gideon Shryock (1802–1880) research materials (University of Louisville)
- Gideon Shryock (1802–1880) from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture.
- Architecture of Lexington, Kentucky – National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
- Gideon Shryock at Find a Grave
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