"Who designed the Woolworth Building?" is often asked in vain, for an architect, though eminent, does not come often enough before the public to be remembered. Cass Gilbert designed the Woolworth Building. Last week he came once more before the public by being elected President of the National Academy of Design to succeed Edwin Howland Blashfield, aged painter of murals, who refused reelection.

Born in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1859, educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cass Gilbert designed the Capitols of Minnesota, West Virginia,...

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