Stanford White arrived in New York City in 1879 after having spent a year in France studying architecture. Just 22 years old, bristling with energy and ideas, White descended upon a city entering a period of expansion and growth. He soon joined forces with Charles McKim, a friend from the Paris trip, and William Rutherford Mead to form the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. During the next three decades, until his murder, White would design some of Manhattan's landmark structures, many of which are still standing today.
Browse a gallery of Stanford White structures in Manhattan.