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Alan Burnham

Alan Burnham, American architect. Fellow American Institute of Architects; member Society Architectural Historians, National Trust, Long Island, New York history societies, Municipal Art Society (past directory).

Background

  • Burnham, Alan was born on February 10, 1913 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States. Son of Enoch Lewis and Cora (Sellers) Burnham.

  • Education

    • Student, Avon (Conn.

    Career

    • With Bureau Yards and Docks United States Navy (camouflage), Washington, 1941-1943. Overseas duty United States Navy, Trinidad, British West Indies California California, 1944-1946. With Alex D. Crosett & Associates (architects), New York City, 1946, Walter Dorwin Teague, industrial designer, 1946-1947, Frederick L. Ackerman and Harold R. Sleeper (architects), New York City, 1947-1948, Trio Industries, Inc., New York City, 1948-1949, Lorimer Rich & Robbins Conn (architects), New York City, 1949-1950.

      Office of Henry S. Churchill, New York City, 1950-1952. Industrial div. Ebasco Service, Inc., 1952-1960, Burns & Roe, Inc., 1960-1962, Shanley & Sturges, 1962-1965. Executive director Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1965-1972, director research, 1972-1978.

      Consultant to, Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina. Lecturer New School, 1964-1981.

    Works

    • Contributor to journals and mags. Edited: Richard Morris Hunt Family Papers, 1939, New York Landmarks, 1963.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member Society Architectural Historians, National Trust, Long Island, New York history societies, Municipal Art Society (past directory). Clubs: Harvard (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Frances Hotchkiss Berking, March 22, 1947. Children: Roderick Hotchkiss, Cora Lewis.
    • father: Enoch Lewis Burnham
    • mother: Cora (Sellers) Burnham
    • spouse: Frances Hotchkiss Berking
    • children: Roderick Hotchkiss Burnham
    • Cora Lewis Burnham
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    Born February 10, 1913
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