Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes
(1867 – 1944) was an American
architect. He was the oldest son of multimillionaire Anson Phelps Stokes
, and graduated from Harvard in 1891. He designed St. Paul's Chapel
at Columbia University
and several urban housing projects in New York City
. Sanger Hill
, a New York State country house in the English manner, represents his private housing work.
He authored a six volume work entitled The Iconography of Manhattan Island
, published between 1915 and 1928, and he later became a political ally and then a friend of New York Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia
In 1910, Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes dismantled a large timber framed house, formerly the Queens Head, located next to what is now the A140 Ipswich to Norwich route in Thwaite, Suffolk
, UK. He transported it in 688 crates from Tilbury Docks
to the USA, where it was re-constructed using the timbers of a wrecked English ship, on a hill overlooking Long Island Sound near Greenwich, Connecticut
. It was renamed High Low House (one of its former names whilst standing in Thwaite).