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John Butler Snook
Date: 1815 - 1901
Remarks: John Butler Snook was born in London and brought to New York City as a child. As a Young man, Snook became a master buildeer, and in 1847, joined with Joseph Trench as an architect. After 1887, he went into practice with his sons. Snook was the architect of A.T. Stewart's Department Store, Niblo's Garden Theater, the Metropolitan Hotel, Grand Central Depot (1871-1872), All Angels Church (1886), and the Vanderbilt mansions on Fifth Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets. He was a member of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen and a director of the Pacific Insurance Company, Brooklyn Throat Hospital, and the Williamsburg City Fire Insurance Company.