By: Isidore Singer
A French architect; born in Paris, February 7, 1834. He attended the National School of Design and was a favorite pupil of Bellangé. His first position was in the employ of the Eastern Railroad of France, but he also took an active part in the organization of the two French international exhibitions of 1855 and 1867. Among other distinctions he was appointed one of the judges on the committee of awards at the London Exhibition of 1862, and was created an officer of the Legion of Honor in 1867. In 1871 he became the official architect of the eleventh arrondissement of Paris. When the new synagogue in the Rue de la Victoire was projected, Aldrophe was selected as architect, as also for that at Versailles. He is the designer of the Thiers and Isidore monuments in the cemetery of Père-la-Chaise, and the architect of numerous private residences in the French capital, including that of Baron Gustave de Rothschild on the Avenue de Marignan.