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Grosvenor Atterbury

Grosvenor Atterbury, American architect. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects; member National Institute Social Sciences, Society Beaux Arts Architects, Society Columbia Architects, Yale Elizabethan.

Background

  • Atterbury, Grosvenor was born on July 7, 1869 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles Larned and Katharine Mitchill (Dow) Atterbury.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1891. Student School Architecture (Columbia), 1892, École des Beaux Arts, Atelier Blondel, 1894.

    Career

    • Specialty, town planning, industrial housing, model tenements and hospitals. Consultant Johns Hopkins University. Architect of Forest Hills Gardens, Long Island (model town built by Russell Sage Foundation), and industrial communities, Indian Hill, Worcester, Massachusetts, Erwin, and Kingsport, Tennessee, etc.

      Architect for restoration of New York City Hall, Phipps Institute, Philadelphia, Psychiatric Clinic of Johns Hopkins Hospital, American Wing of Metropolitan Museum (New York), various buildings for New York Hospital at Bloomingdale, Hartford Orphan Asylum, Russell Sage Foundation Building and School of Social Work, Institute of Human Relations and Medical Library at Yale University, Stone Ashley, Tucson, Arizona, etc. Research associate professor Yale School of Architecture. Former member Squadron A, National Guard of New York.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member National Institute Social Sciences, Society Beaux Arts Architects, Society Columbia Architects, Yale Elizabethan. Clubs: Century, Dutch Treat, Digressionist.

    Inventor of method, apparatus & designs incorporated in the Atterbury rapid, mechanized, mass-production manufacture of building units for low cost housing as further developed in private research laboratory for Fireproof buildings, Inc., established 1953.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy A. Johnstone, March 1923.
    • father: Charles Larned Atterbury
    • mother: Katharine Mitchill (Dow) Atterbury
    • spouse: Dorothy A. Johnstone
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    Died October 18, 1956
    (aged 87)
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