Charles F. McKim
Charles Follen McKim was born in 1847 to abolitionists parents. McKim studied at Harvard, then left the country to continue his architectural education in Europe.
In the late 1870s McKim became a founding partner in McKim, Mead & White, a leading architectural firm of the time. The firm's work helped to make classical Georgian design the dominant architectural style of the era.
McKim worked with Daniel Burnham on the design of the Court of Honor for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Some of his most famous work include the Boston Public Library, the Morning Heights campus of Columbia University, and New York's Penn Station.