Apprenticed to Richardson

  • Charles C. Baldwin


From earliest youth Stanford White dreamed of becoming a painter.1 He knew that he could never write as well as his father did. He had been unable to secure training as a musician. But the sketches he made elicited praise. There was some hope for him as a painter. But it was not to be. His father, gifted in so many ways, had no gift for making money. The sons must get to work. And so—even before he could finish his schooling—Stanford was forced out into the world to earn a living.


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  1. 1.
    In later years it was often charged against him that—like Leonardo and Michelangelo—he was more painter than architect.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Of the family of Bull Smiths. The first Smith to emigrate to the United States (so the story goes) was set upon a wild bull by the Indians and told that they would present him with all the land he could ride around. Being a determined person, Smith stuck from dawn to dusk—and rode around the considerable tract that is now Smithtown.Google Scholar

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