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Benjamin Latrobe: America's First Architect

“Benjamin Latrobe: America’s First Architect,” a one-hour documentary, chronicles the life and work of early American architect Benjamin Latrobe and his lasting design impact on his country.  His work ultimately defined the first uniquely “American” architecture.  The special is hosted by noted architecture critic Paul Goldberger.  “Benjamin Latrobe: America’s First Architect” will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide on Monday, January 18 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings).

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The Baltimore Basilica at night.  Latrobe designed this building.

Credit: Courtesy The Baltimore Basilica

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Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe by Rembrandt Peale, c. 1815.  (Available at a higher resolution by request.)

Credit: Courtesy Maryland Historical Society.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe host Paul Goldberger, the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, inside the Baltimore Basilica.

Credit: Courtesy Maryland Historical Society

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Chief Justice John Roberts swearing in President Barack Obama for a second time in the Map Room of the White House.  A portrait of Benjamin Labtrobe by Charles Wilson Peale hangs in the background.  (Higher resolution photo available on request.)

Credit: Courtesy the White House.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe host Paul Goldberger, the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, outside the U.S. Capitol Building.

Credit: Photograph by Michael Epstein. Copyright Kunhardt/McGee Productions.

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 Benjamin Henry Latrobe host Paul Goldberger, the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker  (left), and Latrobe scholar Michael Fazio, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Mississippi (right).

Credit: Photograph by Michael Epstein. Copyright Kunhardt/McGee Productions.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe host Paul Goldberger, the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, on location outside the U.S. Capitol Building while shooting the documentary.

Credit: Photograph by Michael Epstein. Copyright Kunhardt/McGee Productions.

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