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Encyclopedia > Guy Lowell

Guy Lowell (August 6, 1870-February 4, 1927) was an American architect and landscape architect. He was the son of Mary Walcott (Goodrich) and Edward Jackson Lowell, and a member of Boston's well-known Lowell family. In this role as Percival Lowell's third cousin, became the sole trustee of the Lowell Observatory after his cousin's death. His combined practice of architecture and landscape design was perhaps sparked by his father-in-law, Charles Sprague Sargent, the first director of the Arnold Arboretum. Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect, also known as a building designer, is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction, whose role is to guide decisions affecting those building aspects that are of aesthetic, cultural or social concern. ... A landscape architect is primarily a designer of spaces, mostly landscapes, and sometimes gardens, in the field of landscape architecture. ... The Lowell family is a Boston Brahmin family of the United States. ... Percival observing Mars from the Lowell Observatory. ... Percival observing Mars from the Clark telescope at the Lowell Observatory. ... Charles Sprague Sargent Charles Sprague Sargent (April 21, 1841-March 22, 1927) was an American botanist. ... The Arnold Arboretum is one of the worlds finest research arboretums. ...


Lowell graduated from Harvard College in 1892, and received his degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1894. He then studied landscape and horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and architectural history and landscape architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, with diplome in 1899. In the middle of these studies he married Henrietta Sargent on May 17, 1898. Today Harvard College is the undergraduate portion of Harvard University. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a research and educational institution located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ... The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to simply as Kew Gardens, are extensive gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond upon Thames and Kew in southwest London, England. ... École des Beaux Arts refers to several art schools in France. ...


Returning to the United States, Lowell opened his own practice in Boston. He was successful immediately. By 1906, he had opened a branch office in New York, and later split each week between New York and Boston. His commissions included large public, academic and commercial buildings, and many distinctive residences, country estates and formal gardens, as well as the Charles River esplanades in collaboration with Charles Eliot, but he is perhaps most famous for his design of two public buildings, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (1906-09, plus later additions) and the New York County Courthouse on Foley Square in Manhattan (1912-14 and 1919-27), Lowell Lecture Hall at Harvard, and academic buildings at Phillips Andover Academy, Simmons College, and Brown University. Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Charles River in Cambridge The Charles River is a small, relatively short Massachusetts river that separates Boston from Cambridge and Charlestown. ... Charles Eliot (1959-1897), noted American landscape architect. ... Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Doù venons-nous? Que faisons-nous? Où allons-nous?) (1897). ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Phillips Academy (also known as Andover and Phillips Andover) is a coed liberal arts high school, located in Andover, Massachusetts, near Boston. ... Simmons College is a womens college in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Brown University is an Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...


Lowell published several books including American Gardens (1902), Smaller Italian Villas and Farmhouses (1916), and More Small Italian Villas and Farmhouses (1920). He also contributed to American Gardens, a photographic magazine. Lowell died in the Madeira Islands. Location | Detail Motto of the autonomous region: Das ilhas, as mais belas e livres (Portuguese: From the islands, the most beautiful and free) Official language Portuguese Capital Funchal Other towns Porto Santo, Machico, Santa Cruz, Câmara de Lobos, Santana Area 797 km² Population  - Total (1991)  - Density c. ...


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Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Doù venons-nous? Que faisons-nous? Où allons-nous?) (1897). ... Natirar 491 acres (2 km²) is an estate spanning Peapack-Gladstone, Far Hills and Bedminster, New Jersey. ... The Planting Fields Arboretum (over 400 acres) is an arboretum and state park located between Oyster Bay and Locust Valley on New York, USAs Long Island. ... Categories: Stub ...

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Lowell was also involved in the execution of Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, which many later observers have seen as a miscarriage of justice.
Lowell strongly resisted President Woodrow Wilson's appointment of prominent Boston lawyer Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court largely because Brandeis was Jewish, and would become the first Jewish member of the Supreme Court.
Lowell opposed Brandeis despite the fact that he was regarded as one of the most brilliant legal minds in the nation, having graduated from Harvard Law School with the strongest academic record in the school's history and having been instrumental in the founding of the Harvard Law Review.
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