Monday, September 7, 2015

Andrew Hopewell Hepburn

[USA] (b 1880/d 1967)

Andrew Hepburn graduated from MIT in 1904. After serving as a draftsman for several years ,he opened his own office in 1910. In 1921, he joined with Thomas Mott Shaw in the firm of Shaw and Hepburn and about 1922, William Graves Perry had joined the firm, which became Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn. Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn were retained by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to oversee the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg (the work being led by William Graves Perry). Their work also included Wellesley High School, Buifinch Hall in Andover, the Jordan Marsh store in Boston, and St. Stephen’s Church in the South End. Andrew Hepburn was a designer for the Industrial Village at Bridgeport, Connecticut, consulting atchitect to the Subsistence Homelands Division of the US Department of Interior, and director of Small House Architects Associates of Boston. His drawing of the US Constitution was selected by the post office as the design of the 3-cent commemorative stamp issued in 1947.


USA 1947 "150th Anniversary of the Launching of  US Frigate 'Constitution' " (1) [Engr (M.D. Fenton)][Recess] Sc(951)

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