MOULD, JACOB Wiry, b. England, 1825; educated in Cork, Ireland, for matricula tion at King's college, London, which he entered in 1S39, graduating with honors in 1842. • He was then articled to the celebrated architect., Owen Jones, and executed with his own hands, from casts or from Mr. Jones's sketches, illustrations of the second vol ume of The Alhambra. Soon after he produced illuminated illustrations for Gray's Alegi', the Book of CO71111204 Prayer, and a considerable part of Owen Jones's Grammar of Ornament. In 1849 he became associated with Lewis a London architect, and during the illness of his patron designed and erected the beautiful mansion at Stanhope Gate, Elude Park, London, on the site of the marquis of Hereford's Gallia house. After its completion. he was again associated with Owen Jones in the construction and deco ration of the Moresque-Turkish divan at Buckingham palace, and in the decoration of the exhibition building of 1851. A few years later he came to the United States and was engaged by Moses II. Grinnell to design and superintend the erection of All Souls (Unitarian) church, on 4th avenue, New •ork city; a building which, by its departure from previous models in that city, excited lively attention and criticism. In 1857 he
was appointed assistant on the architectural staff of the Central Park commissioners, associated with Calvert Vaux, the chief architect. From that time until 1874, Mould, as assistant architect, designed the details of the bridges, terraces and architectural structures in the Central park. In 1870 Mould was made architect-in-chief of the department of public parks, and retained that place until 1874, when he was removed by a change of commissioners. The same year he was invited to Lima, Peru, to execute architectural work for Henry Meiggs, and was there working out his designs when the death of Meiggs, in 1877, and the war with Chili soon after, necessitated his return to New York in 1879. He has recently (1880) been appointed by the park commis sioners of New York city, to design the architectural features of the new Morningside park.