Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company , and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel manufacturing concern.
Henry Clay Frick, (born December 19, 1849, West Overton, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died December 2, 1919, New York City), U.S. industrialist, art collector, and philanthropist who helped build the world’s largest coke and steel operations. Frick began building and operating coke ovens in 1870, and the following year he organized Frick and Company. Taking advantage of the difficult times following ...
The Henry Clay Frick House was the residence of the industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick in New York City. The mansion is located between 70th and 71st Street and Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It was constructed in 1912–1914 by Thomas Hastings of Carrère and Hastings.
Encounter masterpieces from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century at Frick Madison, the temporary new home of The Frick Collection.
The home of the Henry Clay Frick family from 1882–1905, this meticulously restored 22-room mansion represents the lifestyle of a prominent, wealthy family living in Pittsburgh during the Gilded Age, a period of immense change that shaped the creation of the modern United States.
Henry Clay Frick, the factory's notoriously anti-union manager, hired 300 armed guards from the Pinkerton Detective Agency to break the union's picket lines. When the Pinkerton guards arrived at the factory on the morning of July 6, a gunfight broke out. Nine union workers and seven guards were killed in the 12-hour fight.
The resources available on this site reflect efforts to digitize both photographs and text-based materials, including construction images of Henry Clay Frick’s original New York residence and later The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, Frick family travel albums, images of artists and artwork, and collections relating to art collectors and collecting.