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Louis Ayres

Louis Ayres, American architect. Member firm York & Sawyer since 1910; Member Federal Fine Arts Commission, 1921-1925; member Smithsonian Fine Arts Commission, 1939.; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects; member of National Academy of Design, National Institute of Arts and Letters.

Background

  • Ayres, Louis was born on August 25, 1874 in Bergen Point, New Jersey, United States. Son of Chester Derby and Mary Caroline (Ostrom) Ayres.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1896, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1926. Studied architecture in the office of McKim, Mead & White, and office of York & Sawyer.

    Career

    • Member firm York & Sawyer since 1910. Firm architects for Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bowery Savings Bank Building, Greenwich Savings Bank, Guggenheim Dental Clinic, New York Academy of Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital, Nurses’ Residence, New York City Hospital for Chronic Diseases (all New York). First National Bank of Boston.

      The Royal Bank of Canada (Montreal). Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh). Legal Research Buildings of University of Michigan.

      Gymnasium and dormitories for Rutgers University. United States Memorial Chapel, Meuse-Argonne Cemetery (France). Unites states department of Commerce Building (Washington).

    Membership

    Member firm York & Sawyer since 1910. Member Federal Fine Arts Commission, 1921-1925. Member Smithsonian Fine Arts Commission, 1939.

    (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member of National Academy of Design, National Institute of Arts and Letters. Clubs: Century, University (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Mistress.
    • father: Chester Derby Ayres
    • mother: Mary Caroline (Ostrom) Ayres
    • spouse: Mistress
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    Born August 25, 1874
    Died November 30, 1947
    (aged 73)
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