Our architect, Alexander Saeltzer was born 200 years ago on July 31, 1814 in Eisenach, in the Grand Duchy of Saxon-Weimar Eisenach during the time of Grand Duke Karl August.

passport-detailHis US passport application i(above) has been submitted in 1857 with the accompanying document of his naturalization certificate that dates back to 1855.

In the coming weeks we will share with you details about his public and private life, his commissions in New York, Long Island, Canada and California and design for those that he have not won, his research about the connection between ventilation and sound and the architectural style best suited for tall buildings.