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William Augustus Edwards

William Augustus Edwards, American architect. Member American Institute Architects.


  • Edwards, William Augustus was born on December 8, 1866 in Darlington, South Carolina, United States. Son of Augustus Fulton and Elizabeth Sarah (Hart) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, St. Davids Academy, Society Hill, South Carolina. Student Richmond (Virginia) College 1 year. Bachelor of Science in Mech.

      Engineering, University of South Carolina., 1989.


    • Began practice as member firm Wilson & Edwards, Roanoke, Virginia, 1893, at Columbia, South Carolina., 1896-1902. Member Edwards & Walter, at Columbia, 1902-1908. at Atlanta, 1908-1910. Practiced alone, Atlanta, 1910-1915. member Edwards & Sayward, since 1915.

      Firm architects for University of Florida at Gainesville, State College for Women, Tallahassee. Georgia State Woman’s College, Valdosta, Georgia, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina. Post office and court house, Columbus, Georgia.

      Public Works Administration university housing project for Negroes, Atlanta, Georgia. Agnes Scott College library building, Decatur, Georgia. Teachers College, Statesboro, Georgia, etc.

      Also architects for 9 court houses in South Carolina. 2 in Florida, 2 in Georgia, Hotel Candler, Decatur, Georgia, Hotel Thomas, Gainesville, Florida, etc.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Unitarian


    Member American Institute Architects.


    • Married India Pearl Brown, December 21, 1898. Children: William Augustus, Mary Wilson (deceased), Araminta (Mistress.
    • father: Augustus Fulton Edwards
    • mother: Elizabeth Sarah (Hart) Edwards
    • spouse: India Pearl Brown
    • children: William Augustus Edwards
    • Mary Wilson Edwards (deceased)
    • Araminta (Mrs Edwards
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    Died March 30, 1939
    (aged 72)