Monday, June 6, 2016

American Architect Isaac G. Perry

Cofounder of the Galvan Foundation in Hudson, New York, T. Eric Galloway began his career as an attorney after graduating from Harvard Law School. He then served as president of the Lantern Organization, LLC, developing affordable housing for low-income families. T. Eric Galloway and Henry van Ameringen began the Galvan Foundation with the aim to improve the quality of life of all Hudson residents, especially those who are vulnerable or economically disadvantaged.

The Galvan Foundation is currently working to convert the historic Hudson Armory Building into a 26,000-square-foot community center that boasts space for a public library, offices, community events, and a senior center. The armory building was originally designed by prolific New York architect Isaac G. Perry (1822-1904), who was famous along with his father, Seneca Perry, for skill in constructing spiral staircases. His well-known designs also include the New York State Capitol Building and Great Western Staircase, both in Albany.

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