Richard Sharp Smith

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Richard Sharp Smith (1852–1924)[1] was an English-born American architect. Little is known of Smith's early years. He is thought to have studied architecture at the Kensington School of Art in London before emigrating to the United States in 1883, where he found work with the Reid Brothers in Evansville, Indiana.[2] He became "resident architect" of the Biltmore Estate after the 1895 death of architect Richard Morris Hunt.

Numerous works of his survive and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). He was hired as architect of the Kanuga Lake Club.

He worked in partnership Smith & Carrier with Albert Heath Carrier.

Works include (with NRHP attribution in several variants noted, for ones listed on the NRHP):


  1. ^ Clay Griffith (2009). "North Carolina Architects & Builders". North Carolina State University Libraries. 
  2. ^ Best, John Hardin, and Kate Gunn, eds. An Architect and His Times: Richard Sharp Smith, A Retrospective. Asheville: The Historic Resources Commission of Asheville and Buncombe County, 1995.
  3. ^ National Park Service. "National Register of Historic Places: Pack Square."