Peter Harrison

Inducted: 1998
Born: 1716 - Died:

Peter Harrison, 1716-1775, of Newport, was the foremost architect of colonial America, having designed the Redwood Library (1748), Brick Market (1761), Christ Church, Cambridge (1761), and Touro Synagogue (1762-1763). According to architectural historians, it was because of Harrison’s ability to adapt and interpret two-dimensional English drawings into three-dimensional colonial reality that Newport’s public colonial buildings rank among the most splendid in the colonies.

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