Herbert Adams, a popular turn-of-the-century sculptor, classically trained in the academic Beaux-Arts tradition, designed the bronze doors for the mausoleum of railroad baron Collis P. Huntington. Executed around 1895, they are in marked contrast to his seated bronze figure of William Cullen Bryant (1911) located behind the main branch of the New York Public Library in Bryant Park, Manhattan. The mausoleum, was designed by Robert Caterson. Like many in Woodlawn, it is derived from Greek architectural models but it also features a staircase based on the grand staircase of the former New York Pennsylvania Railroad Station.
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