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Dwight James Baum

Dwight James Baum, American architect. Fellow American Institute Architects (v.chmn. building committee). Winner of fellowship in architecture, Syracuse University.

Background

  • Baum, Dwight James was born on June 24, 1886 in Little Falls, New York, United States. Son of Fayette and Alma Elizabeth (Ackerman) Baum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University, 1909, Doctor of Fine Arts.

    Career

    • Began practice New York City, 1915. Has specialized in country houses and institutional work. Designed Hotel El Verona and Court House, Sarasota, Florida.

      Memorial Hospital, Syracuse. Hendricks Chapel, School of Citizenship and College of Medicine Syracuse University. Architect for Syracuse University, Clarkson, Hartwick, Middlebury and Wells colleges, Westside Young Men’s Christian Association and Trade School, in New York, Federal Building (Flushing, New York City), Columbus Memorial Monument (Syracuse), Great War Memorial Tower (Riverdale, New York City), Recreational Center and Bottling Plant for Saratoga Springs Authority, Shelter Focal Center, New York World’s Fair, 1939.

      Exhibited in Paris Salon, London, Berlin, S. American cities, etc. Architectural consultant Good Housekeeping Magazine.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on home building and architecture. A book entitled “The Work of Dwight James Baum,” by Matlack Price, was issued in 1927.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Architects (v.chmn. building committee). Winner of fellowship in architecture, Syracuse University.

    Connections

    • Married Katharine Crouse, January 3, 1912. Children: Dwight Crouse, John Leach, Peter Ackerman.
    • father: Fayette Baum
    • mother: Alma Elizabeth (Ackerman) Baum
    • spouse: Katharine Crouse
    • children: Dwight Crouse Baum
    • John Leach Baum
    • Peter Ackerman Baum
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    Died December 13, 1939
    (aged 53)
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