I enjoyed reading Horatio Joyce's “Disharmony in the Clubhouse” in JSAH 78, no. 4 (December 2019), as it brings new insights on Gilded Age design. However, I must bring to the author's attention an error concerning Harry Allan Jacobs. Joyce refers to Jacobs as a “graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts and a recipient of the Prix de Rome” (432), relying on the biographical dictionary prepared by Henry F. and Ethel Rathburn Withey, who themselves relied on undependable newspaper obituaries.

Jacobs received his PhB in architecture from Columbia University in 1894 and a McKim Traveling Scholarship in 1897 (allowing him to study at the American Academy in Rome), but he was never admitted to...

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