Richard Munday

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Munday's simple plans for Ayrault House, 1739
Munday's door hood on the Ayrault House
Sabbatarian Meeting House (Newport Historical Society building today)

Richard Munday (c.1685-1739) was a prominent colonial American architect and builder in Newport, Rhode Island.

Munday built several notable public buildings in Newport between 1720 and 1739 helping to modernize the city. Christopher Wren's church of St. James at Piccadilly in London, England, and Old North Church in Boston, are believed to have greatly influenced Munday's baroque style. Munday also built many Georgian houses in Newport and was a parishioner at Trinity Church. Few details about his life have survived.

Works by Munday[edit]

External links and references[edit]

  • James D. Kornwolf, Georgiana Wallis Kornwolf, Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America, (JHU Press, 2002), pg. 1026 [2]
  • Preservation Society pictures of Munday's works
  • Antoinette F. Downing, Early Homes of Rhode Island (Richmond, VA: Gt: 1937)
  • A. F. Downing & V.J.Scully, The Architectural Heritage of Newport Rhode Island 1640-1915 (NY: Bramhill, 1967)
  • Henry Russell Hitchcock, Rhode Island Architecture, (Providence: Mus. Pres., 1939)