Harrie T. Lindeberg

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Harrie T. Lindeberg
Harrie Thomas Lindeberg

DiedJanuary 10, 1959
NationalityUnited States
Lucia Hull
(div. 1925)

Angeline Kretch James
(m. 1937; his death 1959)
PracticeNew York City
Buildingscountry houses
ProjectsAmelita Galli-Curci Estate

Harrie Thomas Lindeberg (1879 – January 10, 1959) was an American architect, best known for designing country houses in the United States. Among academic eclectic architects Lindeberg found a niche as "the American Lutyens" by working in a variety of popular styles while imparting a crisp modern stamp to his work. He might best be compared to contemporary Art Deco and Streamline Moderne skyscraper architects such as Raymond Hood, Ely Jacques Kahn, and Ralph Thomas Walker.[1]

Early life[edit]

Harrie Thomas Lindeberg was born in Bergen Point, New Jersey in 1879.

He studied architecture at the National Academy of Design from 1898 to 1901.[2]


"Barberrys," Nelson Doubleday house, Mill Neck, New York, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1921. Architect: Harrie Thomas Lindberg (1916). Landscape: Percival Gallagher, Olmsted Brothers, 1919-1924 and others

Lindeberg then began his career as an assistant draftsman with the noted architecture firm of McKim, Mead & White, where he worked until 1906. He served as an assistant to Stanford White on the James L. Breese House in Southampton, New York. He and fellow McKim, Mead & White draftsman Lewis Colt Albro began their independent partnership in 1906 and worked together until 1914.[3]

After the partnership dissolved, Lindeberg continued to design works that ranged from large country estates to suburban villas. His office received commissions from across the United States. His clients included many of the leading business, professional and cultural figures of the era. In Chicago he designed fine residences on the North Shore for the Armour family; in Houston his clients included many oil barons who resided in the "Shadyside" district; in New Jersey he built for Wall Street figures and businessmen such as Gerard Lambert; on Long Island his clients were self-made millionaires in the mold of Jay Gatsby. His best-known houses include Glencraig for Michael Van Beuren in Middletown, Rhode Island and the Paul Moore residence (now demolished) in Convent Station, New Jersey.[4][2]

Notable buildings[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Lindeberg was married to Lucia Hull. They divorced in 1925.[8] Together, they were the parents of:[9]

  • Linda Lindeberg (c. 1915–1973),[10] a painter who married John Carrington Yates (d. 1951) in 1945.[11][12] After his death, she married Giorgio Cavallon (1904–1989),[13] an abstract artist.[14]
  • Lytle Polk Lindeberg (d. 1970), who lived on Bainbridge Island[15] who was married to Barbara Earling (1927–2007), an avid artist.[16]

In 1937, Lindeberg was married to Angeline Kretch James, the daughter of financier Alvin W. Kretch.[8] She was previously married to Oliver Burr James, whom she divorced in 1937.[8] He lived, and had an office, at 277 Park Avenue in New York City.[9]

Lindeberg died at his home in Locust Valley, New York on January 10, 1959.[9]


  1. ^ See Mark Alan Hewitt, "Introduction, Domestic Architecture of H.T. Lindeberg, Acanthus Press, New York, 1996
  2. ^ a b "LINDEBERG TO DESIGN EMBASSY IN MOSCOW; New York Architect Will Leave Next Month to Make Preliminary Survey of Site". The New York Times. 18 March 1934. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ Kathleen LaFrank (May 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Amelita Galli-Curci Estate". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  4. ^ Mark Alan Hewitt, The Architect and the American Country House: 1890-1940, Yale Univ. Press, 1990; Mark Alan Hewitt, "Lindeberg, Harrie Thomas, in the Oxford American National Biography online http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-01312.html?a=1&f=%22harrie%20t%20lindeberg%22&d=10&ss=1&q=1
  5. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  6. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/16/10 through 8/20/10. National Park Service. 2010-08-27.
  7. ^ Sennott, Stephen. Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture, p. 401, at Google Books.
  8. ^ a b c "MRS. ANGELINE JAMES BRIDE IN MARYLAND; She Is Wed to H. T. Lindeberg, Architect--They Will Sail for Finland Tomorrow". The New York Times. 18 August 1937. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Harrie T. Lindeberg, Architect, Dead; Former State Department Consultant". The New York Times. January 11, 1959. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Linda Lindeberg". The New York Times. 25 August 1973. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  11. ^ "LINDA LINDEBERG BECOMES BRIDE; Daughter of Noted Architect Wed at. Municipal Building to John C. Yates DECORATED MAYOR'S HOME Husband, Retired Real Estate Manager for Vincent Astor, Studied at Edinburgh". The New York Times. January 15, 1943. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  12. ^ "John Yates, Managed V. Astor Real Estate". The New York Times. 4 August 1951. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  13. ^ "PAINTER GIORGIO CAVALLON DIES". The Washington Post. 25 December 1989. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  14. ^ Brenson, Michael (23 December 1989). "Giorgio Cavallon, 85, a Pioneer in Abstract Art". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  15. ^ "DIED. LINDEBERG--Lytle P." The New York Times. 10 August 1970. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Barbara Earling Lindeberg". Kitsap Daily News. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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