Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863–1942, American architect, b. Hampton Falls, N.H. An ardent exponent of Gothic architecture, Cram produced many collegiate and ecclesiastical works in a neo-Gothic style. Among these are part of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; the graduate school and chapel at Princeton; and buildings at Williams, Phillips Exeter Academy, Rice Univ., and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After the withdrawal of B. G. Goodhue in 1914, the architectural firm with which he was associated was known as Cram and Ferguson.
See Ralph Adams Cram: Life and Architecture (Vol. I, 1995) by D. Shand-Tucci.
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