Happy Birthday Charles Follen McKim

Charles Follen McKim (Aug. 24, 1847-Sept. 14, 1909) was a member of the partnership McKim, Mead, and White– one of the most prominent American Beaux-Arts architects of the late 19th century.

The firm designed the Boston Public Library, Pennsylvania Station (demolished), Madison Square Garden (demolished), University Club of New York, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the American Academy in Rome and the campus of Columbia University.

Avery Library has a collection of McKim, Mead, and White material in our Drawing & Archives department.

Half length photographic portrait of American architect Charles Follen McKim by Frances Benjamin Johnston, between 1890 and 1909. From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph 3b06561, from a collection of portraits donated by the photographer’s family; there are no known restrictions on publication.




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