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Butler, Howard Crosby

Born: 1872 AD
Died: 1922 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Archaeologist

1892 – Butler, Howard Crosby was born.

         – He was first Master in Residence of the Graduate College and first director of the School of Architecture.

         – He played leading roles in the first productions of the newly founded Triangle Club and helped organize the college’s third eating club, Tiger Inn, whose clubhouse he later designed.

         – He organized and led three archaeological expeditions into the Syrian Desert and two expeditions for the excavation of ancient Sardis, discovering there long-hidden treasures that enriched modern knowledge of Lydian, Greek, Syrian, and Roman civilizations.

1920 – His teaching inspired a group of alumni architects to initiate a movement that re~sulted in th~e establishment of the School of Architecture, with Butler as first director.

1922 – Butler, Howard Crosby died.