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Victoria Mansion, Portland, Maine
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Henry Austin (December 4, 1804December 17, 1891) was a prominent and prolific Americanmarker architect based in New Havenmarker, Connecticutmarker. He practiced for more than fifty years and designed many public buildings and homes primarily in the New Haven area.

Austin was born in Mt.marker Carmelmarker, Connecticutmarker in 1804 and was the son of Daniel and Adah (Dorman) Austin. He first worked as a carpenter's apprentice and then began his career in architecture working for Ithiel Town. In 1836, he opened his own office. He worked in a range of styles popular in the nineteenth century including Gothic, Italianate, Egyptian and Moorish Revival. In some buildings, he employed an eclectic mix of styles.

Austin was married twice. He died in 1891 in New Haven and is interred in Grove Street Cemeterymarker, whose famous gates he designed.

Selected works


  1. "Henry Austin", International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture. St. James Press, 1993.
  2. Brown, Elizabeth M.: "New Haven: A Guide to Architecture and Urban Design", Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 1976.
  3. Priscilla Searles, New Haven’s Enterprise Hall of Fame, Business New Haven, 1/25/1999
  4. Victoria Mansion
  5. New Haven City Hall restoration and new construction

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