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Paul Johannes Pelz

Paul Johannes Pelz, German architect. Fellow American Institute Architects.


  • Pelz, Paul Johannes was born on November 18, 1841 in Seitendorf, County of Waldenburg, Silesia, Germany. Son of Eduard L. and Henriette (Helfensrieder) Pelz.

  • Education

    • Educated College St. Elizabeth, and College of the Holy Spirit, Breslau. Did not graduate, but left at 16 to join father, who settled in the United States, 1851. Studied architecture, 1859-1866, in New York under Detlef Lienau.


    • Horatio Gates Ritter, February 23, 1895. In practice as architect. Was connected with United States Lighthouse Board as architect and civil engineer.

      And designed many light houses. Architect of Congressional Library Building. Georgetown College Academic Building.

      Carnegie Library, and Music Hall Building, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. United States Government Army and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Chamberlain Hotel, Old Point Comfort, Virginia.

      Clinic Hospital, University of Virginia. Aula Christi, Chautauqua, New York. Machinery Hall, St. Louis Exposition, and many others.


    Fellow American Institute Architects.


    • Married Mary Eastbourne, d.
    • father: Eduard L. Pelz
    • mother: Henriette (Helfensrieder) Pelz
    • spouse: Mary Eastbourne
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    Born November 18, 1841
    Died March 30, 1918
    (aged 76)