Cass Gilbert


Cass Gilbert



Cass Gilbert was an architect most famous for designing the Woolworth building in NYC, that was completed in 1913. At the time of its completion, the Woolworth building was the tallest building in the world. Gilbert designed the Essex County Courthouse in Newark, among several other small buildings.

Birth Date

November 24, 1859


Zanesville, Ohio, U.S.

Death Date

May 17, 1934




Blodgett, Geoffrey . “Cass Gilbert, Architect: Conservative at Bay.” Journal of American History 72 no. 3 (December 1985): pp 615-636

Christen, Barbara and Steven Flanders, eds. Cass Gilbert Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain (New York: W. W. Norton, 2001)

Fenske, Gail. The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).

Gilbert, Cass, and Margaret Heilbrun. Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. Print.

Web Resources

Cass Gilbert Society. Accessed 17 Decemeber 2017.

"Cass Gilbert Collection (1883 - 1952)." Newark Archives Project, 7 December 2016.

Goldberger, Paul. Cass Gilbert: Remembering the turn-of-the-century urban visionary. Architectural Digest. 2001. Accessed 17 December 17, 2017

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