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Edward's Untimely Death Series: Entry #2

nesbit.jpgStanford White (1853-1906) was an American architect who—as part of the architectural firm McKim, Mead and White—built such noted structures as the Boston Public Library, Washington Arch in New York’s Washington Square Park, and various other buildings in New York City, as well as many private residences. White specialized in adaptations of older styles, notably that of the Italian Renassance. In 1906 White was shot and killed on the roof of New York City’s Madison Square Garden by the Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw (1871-1947). The murder, one of the most sensational in the annals of U.S. society, resulted from the discovery by Thaw that his wife, the actress Evelyn Nesbit (1885-1967), had been involved in a love affair with White.

Read more: Murder on the Rooftop Garden (crimelibrary.com)


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