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Henry Hornbostel (August 15, 1867 – December 13, 1961) [1][2] was an American architect and educator. Hornbostel designed more than 225 buildings, bridges, and monuments in the United States. Twenty-two of his designs are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Oakland City Hall in Oakland, California and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum and University Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Henry Hornbostel
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Henry Hornbostel, 1915
Died1961 (aged 93–94)
NationalityUnited States
PracticeRaymond & Hornbostel; Wood, Palmer & Hornbostel; Palmer & Hornbostel; Palmer, Hornbostel & Jones; Henry Hornbostel


Born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated in 1891 from Columbia University and also studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. He was a partner, over his career, in the New York firms of Howell, Stokes & Hornbostel; Wood, Palmer & Hornbostel; Palmer & Hornbostel; and Palmer, Hornbostel & Jones. He also practiced independently from a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office.

He began working in 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after he won a contest to design a campus building for what is now called Carnegie Mellon University.[3] He was active in the Pittsburgh area, and influenced many buildings there in the early 20th century.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Maj Henry Hornbostel (1867-1961) - Find A Grave..." Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  2. ^ The Brickbvilder. 1915.
  3. ^ a b "Henry Hornbostel | Architecture Archives". Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  4. ^ Lowry, Patricia (2002-12-03). "New book assesses Henry Hornbostel's influence on Pittsburgh". Retrieved 2019-01-25.

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