This 1842 building was "altered" in 1903 - 1908 by the well known architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue ( 1869 - 1924), the cousin of the then owner Col. Franklin Q. Brown.
Col. Brown donated it to the Village of Dobbs Ferry to use as their Library from 1909 on.
It was purchased from the Village at auction in 2002.
We have used the original folio sketch in an effort to bring the building's design closer to Goodhue's original concept and intention.
Goodhue was the architect of St. Thomas Cathedral, St. Bartholomew's NYC, West Point and the Los Angeles Central Library and Nebraska State Capitol.

Bruce Richards Studio Renovation 2002 - 2011
Goodhue remodel sketch circa 1903
Studio Renovation 2002 - 2011