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Samuel Sloan

Samuel Sloan, Architect [1815-1884]

Sloan, Samuel, architect, born in Chester County, PA., 7 March, 1815; d. in Raleigh, N. C., 19 July, 1884. He established himself in Philadelphia, and designed many important buildings, among them the Blockley hospital for the insane in that city, and the state insane hospital at Montgomery, Ala. He conducted the Architectural Review, beginning in 1868, and published City and Suburban Architecture, (Philadelphia, 1859); Constructive Architecture (1859); Model Architect, (1800); and Designs for Rural Buildings (1861). [1]

[He] ... was a leading Philadelphia-based architect and writer of architecture books in the mid-19th century. He specialized in Italianate villas and country houses, churches, and institutional buildings. Born on March 7, 1815, in Honeybrook Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of William Sloan and Mary Kirkwood, Sloan trained as a carpenter and came to Philadelphia in the mid-1830s. He is said to have worked with John Haviland on Eastern State Penitentiary and with Isaac Holden on the former Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane. [2]

Living Places pages that mention Samuel Sloan:


  1. James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, editors, Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography, volume 5, Revised Edition, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1900
  2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Sloan, accessed June, 2009