John Russell Pope (Pope John Russell)( American architect)
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Biography John Russell Pope (Pope John Russell)
Born in New York on April 24, 1874. He studied at New York's City College, Columbia University, continued his education at the American Academy in Rome and the School of Fine Arts in Paris. In 1900 founded his own company in New York. Working on projects of public works, Pope usually turned to classical schemes, and in the architecture of private houses resorted to a more free style. Among his most significant orders: Scottish Church, the National Archives and the Palace of meetings in Washington, the Lincoln Memorial in Hodzhenville (pc. Kentucky), City Hall in Plattsburg (pc. New York), a railway station in Richmond (pc. Virginia) and the American war memorial in Monfokone in France. Pope was a member of the American Institute of Architects, had many awards and honorary degrees. He died in 1937, failing to complete the memorial to Thomas Jefferson and the National Gallery in Washington, they were completed after his death.