Sunday, March 7th at 3:00pm, via Zoom Video Conferencing
Authors’ Circle presents Samuel G. White author of “Stanford White in Detail”


Once proposed as the “Commissioner of Beauty” for New York City, Stanford White was a master of architecture, interior design, and ornament. In his new book “Stanford White in Detail,” architect and White’s great grandson Samuel G. White, examines the innovative and intricate decorative web of carved wood and marble, metalwork, mosaic and tile that was his ancestor’s signature.

Register via the library’s website calendar or call the library at (845)351-2207. Registrants will receive an email shortly before the discussion with information on how to attend.


“A celebrated designer in his own right, Samuel White guides us through elegant residences created by his renowned ancestor in New York City, Newport and beyond.” – 1stdibs Introspective

“Stanford White’s unparalleled eye for detail transformed American architecture.” – Galerie

About the author:

Samuel G. White, a great-grandson of Stanford White, is a consulting partner of PBDW Architects in New York. As a practicing architect with an extensive portfolio of preservation and adaptive reuse projects as well as a deep interest in American residential architecture, he brings a unique perspective to the discussion of Stanford White’s designs. He is the author of three books on McKim, Mead & White, most recently Stanford White Architect. A fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a National Academician, he is a trustee of Green-Wood Cemetery and the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, a member of the Advisory Council of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and chair of the Committee to Save Gould Memorial Library, the most significant surviving institutional building by Stanford White.

About Architect Stanford White:

Stanford White was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, one of the most significant Beaux-Arts firms. White’s design principles embodied the “American Renaissance.” In addition to numerous influential civic, institutional, and religious buildings, he designed and decorated mansions for the Astors, Vanderbilts, Morgans, and other socially prominent families.

You might recognize some of the structures and interior details within the New York area that capture Stanford White’s signature work:

Washington Square Arch

Pierre Lorillard, Jr. estate ‘Keywaydin’, Tuxedo Park, NY

‘Chastellux’, Tuxedo Park, NY

The second Madison Square Garden

St. Paul the Apostle Church

The New York Herald Building

The First Bowery Savings Bank

Judson Memorial Church

Century Club

Madison Square Presbyterian Church

The Gould Memorial Library, originally for NYU, now part of the campus of Bronx Community College