Decrypting Marcus - An Intimate Evening with Marcus T. Reynolds

Learn more about Marcus Tullius Reynolds, one of most well-known and iconic architects in the City of Albany. This program is presented by Historic Albany Foundation and the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Throughout his career, Marcus T. Reynolds designed well-known buildings like the SUNY Plaza Buildings (D & H Building and Albany Trust Company) on Broadway, Hook and Ladder 4 on Delaware Avenue, the Van Rensselaer House (now apartments) on State Street with its coral-like textured stone, Albany Academy, Hackett Middle School, and the much beloved Pruyn Library that once stood at Clinton Avenue and North Pearl Street.

Walter R. Wheeler, one of the last employees of Reynolds' firm (which closed in 1992), will offer insights into the workings of the office during Reynolds' time, and his relationships with and opinions of his contemporaries and those who apprenticed under him. Motivations for Reynolds' design decisions for key projects will be discussed, and stories whispered in the drafting room and other hearsay will be shared.

This lecture is in partnership with the Historic Albany Foundation.

Sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians Turpin Banister Chapter

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