Monday , 22 January 2018
Harvey Wiley Corbett (1873-1954) born Jan. 8, 1873

Harvey Wiley Corbett (1873-1954) born Jan. 8, 1873

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HARVEY W. CORBETT (1873-1954) Architect who designed the Rockefeller Center and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Born Jan. 8, 1873 at San Francisco. He graduated from Univ. of California and also studied abroad. He lectured in architecture at Columbia Univ., and was member of advisory board of school of architecture, Princeton Univ. Among the many buildings of his design are the Holy Innocents Church, Brooklyn; Bush Terminal Office Building, N.Y.; Bush House, London; Metropolitan Life Ins. Building, N.Y.; Roerich Museum, N.Y.

His wife, Gail Sherman Corbett, is a sculptress who executed a portrait of Washington for the Masonic Memorial at Alexandria, Va. which her husband designed.

Corbett was a member of Sagamore Lodge No. 371, being raised on Feb. 15, 1922.