Research & Writings
Jacob Wrey Mould: Hell on Color, Sweet on Song
Who was Jacob Wrey Mould and what did he do with Frederick Law Olmsted? That will be the topic of a new book, out in 2023 by scholar Frank Kowsky with Lucille Gordon, revealing new information about this important figure in 19th century American architecture and music. Mould, a British architect, came to New York in 1852 and worked with Calvert Vaux and Olmsted on Central Park, creating the beautiful designs that ornament Bethesda Terrace and other structures in Central Park.