Post Number: 4346
|Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:00 pm: || |
Does anyone have a complete list of Ralph Adams Cram works in the Detroit area? I know he worked on the Standish Backus mansion with Robert O. Derrick in GP. He also did a church in Windsor I believe. We have the obvious Like St. Florian and St. Paul, but there were others that never left the drawing board.
Post Number: 4347
|Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:02 pm: || |
There is an excellent thesis deep in Wayne State's basement on RA Cram. It is from 1972, but quite informative in regards to Cram's work in the area.
Post Number: 6258
|Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:15 pm: || |
He, along with Mr. Goodhue and Ferguson designed St. Mary's in Walkerville in 1903. The frim was recomended to the Walker family by Albert Kahn, who declined the job of designing the Church as he was Jewish.
Post Number: 4351
|Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:18 pm: || |
Ah, thanks for the info AIW. http://www.walkervilletimes.co m/st-marys.htm
--Andrew, do you know if Charles Platt had any work in Ontario at all??
Post Number: 4352
|Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:22 pm: || |
As a matter of fact, Cram’s firm has survived with a minor name change. It is now called HDB/Cram and Ferguson, based out of Boston. They are led by a wonderful fellow named Ethan Anthony. He just completed a book on Cram and may do a signing here in the Detroit area.
Please take a look at some of their recent projects.
Post Number: 5302
|Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 1:13 am: || |
Ralph Adams Cram.
St. Florian Catholic Church, 2626 Poland Ave. and Florian St., Hamtramck. 1928.
Episcopal Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward and E. Hancock, Detroit. 1908-11.
Both of these were monumental massive works for RA Cram.
Details are on other threads previously researched on the Forum.
Post Number: 120
|Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 10:07 am: || |
RAC had quite a bit of work in Detroit. Besides the projects already mentioned, he did St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, on the corner of Putnam and Fourth, now within one of the Wayne State superblocks, and pretty clumsily remodeled. He also did Redford St. Mary's, which really is superb on so many levels
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 3:04 pm: || |
Cram also designed St. Mary's of Redford.
Post Number: 119
|Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 11:04 am: || |
Albert Kahn was the first choice for the St. Mary's parishioners, but he was too busy, so he recommended Ralph Cram.