Lucas Bradley

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Lucas Bradley (1809–1889) was an American architect in Racine, Wisconsin.[1] He designed the Eli R. Cooley House in Racine, Wisconsin, the John Collins House, George Murray House (Racine, Wisconsin) and Racine College.

Bradley was born in Geneva, New York.[2] He apprenticed at Auburn, New York, lived in St. Louis and then moved to Racine in 1843.[2] He is known for designing the Second Presbyterian Church of St. Louis and the First Presbyterian Church in Racine, notable examples of Greek Revival architecture.[3][4]

He died at his home in Racine.[2]



  1. ^ Lucas Bradley Wisconsin Historical Society
  2. ^ a b c "Wisconsin Deaths: Lucas Bradley". The Weekly Wisconsin. January 12, 1889. p. 4. Retrieved May 25, 2015 – via open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Racine Daily Times, Jan. 10, 1889; T. F. Hamlin, Greek Revival Architecture in Amer. (New York, 1944)
  4. ^ History of Racine and Kenosha Counties (Chicago, 1879)
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  7. ^ Racine City Directory 1858

Further reading[edit]

  • Lucas Bradley, carpenter, builder, architect by Helen Patton (Helen Frances) p. 107-125 : ill. ; 26 cm. OCLC: ocn746225712 Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 58 /Issue: 2 (1974-1975)