William H. Ranlett

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William H. Ranlett
Born July 3, 1806
Augusta, Maine, United States
Died November 8, 1865
Nationality American
Occupation Architect

William H. Ranlett (July 3, 1806 – November 8, 1865) was a prominent American architect.

Some of Ranlett's architectural designs were published in Godey's Lady's Book, the influential fashion guide.


  • Tudor Hall (Bel Air, Maryland)
  • The Hermitage (Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey)
  • Cooleemee, Mocksville, North Carolina
  • Colonel William Bratton House (same as? Hightower Hall, John Simpson Bratton House, York County Road 165, Brattonville Historic District, York County, South Carolina)
  • William H. Ranlett House, Castleton, Staten Island, New York City, New York
  • Eureka, Robert D. Baskerville House, Mecklenburg County, Virginia
  • Lakeside, Myron Pardee House, now Sigma Tau Chi Fraternity House, 8 Montcalm St., Oswego, NY
  • Joseph H. Atkinson House, 1032 Broadway, Russian Hill, San Francisco, California
  • “The House of Many Corners,” William H. Ranlett House, 1637 Taylor St., San Francisco


  • William H. Ranlett, The Architect, Vol. I & II, New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1849-1851. Reprint, New York: DaCapo Press, 1976.

Further reading[edit]

  • Richard C. Muhlberger, “William H. Ranlett, 19th-Century Architect and Publisher,” Historic Preservation, 22 (Jan.-March 1970), 10-15.

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