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Ralph Adams Cram, FAIA (December 16, 1863 – September 22, 1942) was a prolific and influential American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings, often in the Gothic style. Cram & Ferguson and Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson are partnerships in which he worked. Together with an architect and artist, he is honored on December 16 as a feast day in the Episcopal Church of the United States. Cram was part of a circle of gay men and lesbians, the Boston Bohemians, at the turn of the century. In 1900 Cram married Elizabeth Carrington Read at New Bedford, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Clement Carrington Read and his wife. Read had served as a captain in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Elizabeth and Ralph had three children, Mary Carrington Cram, Ralph Wentworth Cram and Elizabeth Strudwick Cram. The family burial site is at the St. Elizabeth's Memorial Churchyard. The churchyard is adjacent to St Elizabeth's Chapel, which Cram designed.

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• December 16, 1863: born.

• September 22, 1942: died. Buried at St Elizabeth of Hungary, Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776, Stati Uniti

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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer Massachusetts: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979626898
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kishenehn
Sep. 22nd, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
Fascinating! I took an architectural history class in university, and read about both Cram and Goodhue, but had no idea they had a backstory together ...
elisa_rolle
Sep. 22nd, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
LGBT history can be fascinanting and with a lot of hidden drawers ;-)
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