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Egerton Swartwout

Egerton Swartwout, American architect. member of the board visitors School of Architecture, Columbia; member Cooperative Architects Plan of New York and Environs.; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (past president New York Chapter, American International Assurance; member Institute Arts and Letters, honorary; member Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.

Background

  • Swartwout, Egerton was born on March 3, 1870 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of Satterlee and Charlotte Elizabeth (Egerton) Swartwout.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1891.

    Career

    • 1 son, Robert Egerton. Practiced in New York City since 1900. Architect of Missouri State Capitol and Department of Highways Building (Jefferson City, Missoury), United States Post Office and Court House (Denver, Colorado), George Washington Memorial Building (Washington), Mary Baker Eddy Memorial (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Elks National Memorial Building (Chicago), United States National St. Mihiel Monument, Montsec, France, and Memorial Chapel, Brookwood, England, for American Battle Monuments Commission, Yale Museum Fine Arts, Municipal Auditorium (Macon, Georgia), Home Club (New York), Town Hall (Milford, Connecticut), New Haven City Hall, Baily Memorial Fountain (Brooklyn), French Group, States Sector, New York World’s Fair 1939.

    Works

    • Author: The Classical Orders of Architecture, 1918. The Use of the Order in Modern Architecture, 1920. Also many monographs on architectural subjects contributor to architectural mags.

    Membership

    Member of the board visitors School of Architecture, Columbia. Member Cooperative Architects Plan of New York and Environs. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (past president New York Chapter, American International Assurance.

    Member Institute Arts and Letters, honorary. Member Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, France. Clubs: Century, University (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Isabelle Geraldine Devonport, 1904.
    • father: Satterlee Swartwout
    • mother: Charlotte Elizabeth (Egerton) Swartwout
    • spouse: Isabelle Geraldine Devonport
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    Died February 18, 1943
    (aged 72)
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