Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue

"Innovative," "romantic" and "daring" are adjectives that best describe the architectural designs of Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Goodhue displayed an affinity for Medieval and Hispanic design, while constantly searching for modern methods and materials. Noted for having helped popularize Gothic design and revolutionize ecclesiastical architecture, Goodhue also demonstrated a multifaceted talent with his interest in typography. He created the Cheltenham typeface.
Born April 28, 1869 in Pomfret, Connecticut to parents Charles Wells Goodhue and Helen (Eldredge) Grosvenor Goodhue, he completed his education in his 15th year. Although not college trained, he studied for six years under James Renwick, architect of Grace Church and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.
Goodhue revitalized Spanish Colonial architecture by using the Spanish Churrigueresque style when creating plans in Balboa Park for the Panama-California Exposition of 1915 in San Diego.

 

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