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John Gaw Meem

John Gaw Meem, Brazilian architect. Served as captain infantry World War I.; Fellow School American Research.; Fellow American Institute of Architects; member National Academy of Design.


  • Meem, John Gaw was born on November 17, 1894 in Pelotas, Brazil. Son of John Gaw and Elsa (Krischke) Meem.

  • Education

    • 1 child, Nancy (Mistress John Wirth). Bachelor of Science, Virginia Military Institute, 1914. Master of Arts honorary, Colorado College, 1936.

      A.F.D. (honorary), University New Mexico.


    • Began practice, 1924, specializing in Spanish pueblo architecture, retired from active practice. Designer: La Fonda Hotel and Anthropology Lab, Santa Fe. Numerous buildings, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Silver medal 5th Pan-American Congress Architects), 1st Presbyterian Ch, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County Court House Municipal Bldg, Museum International Folk Art, St. Vincent Hosp.

      Consultant architect: St. John’s College Santa Fe.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served as captain infantry World War I. Fellow School American Research. Fellow American Institute of Architects.

    Member National Academy of Design.


    • Married Faith Bemis, May 20, 1933. 1 child, Nancy (Mistress.
    • father: John Gaw Meem
    • mother: Elsa (Krischke) Meem
    • spouse: Faith Bemis
    • child: Nancy (Mrs Meem
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    Born November 17, 1894