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+++ HENRY IVES COBB was born August 19, 1859 in  Brookline Ma to Albert Adams Cobb and Mary Russell Candler Cobb.  (Henry's grandmother Augusta Adams Cobb had abandoned husband and children to marry Brigham Young)  He studied at MIT and graduated Harvard in 1880.  He travelled in Europe on the Grand Tour and returned home to practice with Peabody and Stearns.In 1881 he  won the commission for the Union Club in Chicago.  He relocated to Chicago in 1882 with partner Charles Sumner Frost (a co-worker at Peabody).  He immediately gained prestigious commissions and consistent work, despite late 19th Century financial panic.  Cobb relocated to New York in 1902.  He died on March 27, 1931.

BUILDINGS BY HENRY IVES COBB

Palmer Mansion. 1885
Chicago Historical Society 1882
Cable Mansion. 1885
Studebaker Mansion. 1888. South Bend
U Chicago Campus Plan 1891
Chicago Athletic Association. 1893
Fisheries Building. 1893 Columbian Exposition
Owings Building 1890.
Newberry Library. 1893
Chicago Varnish. 1895
Yerkes Observatory 1897
Chicago Federal Building. 1905