ALFRED BULT MULLETT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1874 - HFSID 44684
ALFRED BULT MULLETT The American architect known for his ornate Gothic Revival work signs this letter regarding a proposal for building materials Autograph letter signed: "A.B. Mullett/Supervising Architect" in black ink. 8x10. April 16, 1874, on Treasury Department letterhead, addressed to Samuel McCullough, Esq.
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ALFRED BULT MULLETT
The American architect known for his ornate Gothic Revival work signs this letter regarding a proposal for building materials
Autograph letter signed: "A.B. Mullett/Supervising Architect" in black ink. 8x10. April 16, 1874, on Treasury Department letterhead, addressed to Samuel McCullough, Esq. in San Francisco. In full: "Sir: As requested in yours of the 7th instant, I transmit herewith copies of the proposal of Charles Murphy, for rubble stone, and of the bid of J.S. Emery, for cut granite work, for the Appraisers Stores under your superintendence. Very respectfully." Alfred Bult Mullett (1834-1890) was an American architect His work followed trends in Victorian style, evolving from the Greek Revival to Second Empire to Richardsonian Romanesque. Mullett trained in the Cincinnati office of architect Isaiah Rogers and became a partner, until he left in 1860 to establish his own practice. His first known individual design is the Church of the New Jerusalem, a board-and-batten Gothic Revival church built at Glendale in 1861. After serving with the Union army, Mullett in 1863 relocated to Washington to again work under Rogers. Mullett served from 1866 to 1874 as Supervising Architect, head of the agency of the United States Treasury Department that designed federal government buildings. Over his career he produced some 40 government buildings, and two of the six huge Second Empire piles remain standing in St. Louis and Washington. He reluctantly resigned in 1874 while under attack from political figures accusing him of using overblown ornament to hide weak form. His style was scoffed at by some but appreciated by others. Toned. Corners rounded. Some wear around edges. Normal mailing folds. Section cut from bottom left corner. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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