The son of a Pittsburgh coal and railroad baron, Harry Thaw is best known as the man who murdered famed New York City architect Stanford White. On a summer evening in 1906, Thaw shot White at Madison Square Garden, a building that White had designed. The motive for Thaw's crime was jealous rage over Evelyn Nesbit, the artist model and chorus girl who once had been White's mistress and whom Thaw had married. This “crime of the century” received extensive newspaper coverage and provided spectators with a window into the ...

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