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Ehrick K. Rossiter


Centurion, 1890–1941

Full Name Ehrick Kensett Rossiter

Born 14 September 1854 in Paris, France

Died 15 October 1941 in North Castle, New York

Buried Washington Cemetery on the Green, Washington, Connecticut

Proposed by Leroy M. Yale and George E. Harney

Elected 6 December 1890 at age thirty-six

Archivist’s Note: Son of Thomas P. Rossiter; grandson of Eleazar Parmly. His middle name is after his father’s friend John Frederick Kensett.

Century Memorial

The loyalty to the Club that is characteristic of Centurions was enhanced, in the case of Ehrick Kensett Rossiter, architect, by the fact that his father, Thomas P. Rossiter, was a member of the Sketch Club, which met in 1846 and founded the Century. In that year, Thomas Rossiter, later an Academician on the strength of his American historical paintings, had returned at twenty-nine from six years’ art study in London, Paris and Rome.

E. K. Rossiter was graduated at Cornell in 1875 and studied architecture for two years in Europe. For nearly fifty-five years he was the senior partner of the firm that he established in New York in 1877. He designed many churches and country places. The libraries of Middlebury and Vassar Colleges were built from his plans. He retired about ten years ago. Always fond of travel, he was known to the present generation of Centurions as an authority on attractive and obscure hotels in Europe.

Geoffrey Parsons
1941 Century Memorials