Letter to the Editor: Acknowledging the architect

November 18, 2015 by E. J. Johnson

To the Editor:

The reopening of the lovingly restored Log is a happy event for the College and the town.

Your account of its history noted that Kenneth Reynolds, Class of 1916, donated it to the College, but did not mention that Reynolds was also its designer. A successful architect in Albany, N.Y., he had joined his uncle, Marcus Tullius Reynolds, Class of 1890, in that profession. Marcus Reynolds may have been the first graduate of the College to become a professional architect. In the early decades of the 20th century, he was the leading architect in Albany. His Delaware & Hudson and Albany Evening Journal Building, one of the most characteristic elements of the Albany skyline, terminates lower State Street, opposite the New York State Capitol that dominates the western end of that thoroughfare.

E. J. Johnson

Amos Lawrence Professor of Art

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