biography of Charles A. BUSBY (XIX)

Birth place: England

Addresses: NYC, 1817-19

Profession: Architect, architectural draftsman

Exhibited: Royal Academy (frequently, from 1801 to 1830); American Academy (1817-19)

Comments: An architect from London, Busby worked in NYC as an architect and engineer from 1817 to 1819, exhibiting at the American Academy, to which he later presented two of his architectural drawings (1826). His views of City Hall and the State Prison are known from engravings by William Hooker (see entry).

Sources: G&W; Graves, Dictionary; NYCD 1818; Cowdrey, AA & AAU; Gage.