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Edward Tuckerman Potter

Birthplace: Schenectady, NY, United States
Death: October 24, 1904 (73)
Place of Burial: Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Bishop Alonzo Potter, DD, LLD and Sarah Maria Potter
Husband of Julia Maria Potter
Father of Julian Potter; Edward Clarkson Potter; Richard Milford Blatchford Potter; Robert Francis Potter; Ethelinda Potter and 2 others
Brother of Rep. Clarkson Nott Potter; Howard Potter; Maj. Gen. Robert Brown Potter, USA; Bishop Henry Codman Potter; Rev. Eliphalet Nott Potter and 1 other
Half brother of James Neilson Potter; Frank Hunter Potter and William A. Potter

Occupation: architect
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About Edward Tuckerman Potter


Edward Tuckerman Potter (September 25, 1831 in Schenectady, New York – December 21, 1904 in New York, New York) was an American architect best known for designing the 1871 Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut. With his half-brother William Appleton Potter, he also designed Nott Memorial Hall at his alma mater, Union College, Schenectady, New York (1858–79). Both the Mark Twain House and Nott Memorial Hall are National Historic Landmarks.

He was the son of Bishop Alonzo Potter. He died December 21, 1904.


Buildings designed by Potter which both survive and are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places include:

Nott Memorial Hall, Union College campus Schenectady NY, 1858-1879

additions to the Christ Episcopal Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, early 1860s

Church of the Good Shepherd and Parish House, 155 Wyllys St. Hartford CT, 1867

All Saints Memorial Church, 674 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 1869–72

Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave. Hartford Connecticut, 1871 the library at Armsmear in Hartford, Connecticut

Church of the Holy Innocents Willow Ave. and 6th St. Hoboken New Jersey, 1872

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th St. Davenport Iowa, 1873

St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, One Hudson St. Yonkers NY, additions to the facade, 1874

One or more buildings in Downtown Main Street Historic District, Roughly bounded by Main St., Governor St., Chapman Pl., and Burnside Ave. East Hartford CT

St. James Episcopal Church, NE corner of MacArthur and Broadway Lewiston IL

St. John's Episcopal Church (East Hartford, Connecticut), 1160 Main St. East Hartford CT

St. Paul's Memorial Church and Rectory, 225 St. Paul New York NY

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Edward Tuckerman Potter's Timeline

September 25, 1831
Schenectady, NY, United States
August 10, 1858
Age 26
New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, United States
November 20, 1860
Age 29
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
August 11, 1862
Age 30
New York, New York County, New York, United States
May 17, 1864
Age 32
New York, New York, United States
December 1, 1869
Age 38
Paris, France
February 7, 1872
Age 40
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
July 29, 1875
Age 43
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
October 24, 1904
Age 73