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James Knox Taylor

James Knox Taylor, American architect. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects; member Boston Society Architects.


  • Taylor, James Knox was born on October 11, 1857 in Knoxville, Knox Company, Illinois, United States. Son of H. Knox and Mary (Young) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Educated in public schools, St. Paul, Minnesota. Special course in architecture at Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1877-1879, followed by 3½ years in architects’ offices in New York.


    • Practiced architecture at St. Paul, 1882-1892, at Philadelphia, 1892-1895. In April, 1895, became a senior draughtsman in the United States architect’s office, subsequently principal draughtsman, until October, 1897. Appointed supervising architect, 1897-1912.

      Director department architecture, Massachusetts Institute Technology, Boston, July, since 1912.


    Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member Boston Society Architects. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington), St. Botolph (Boston).


    • Married Adele Chambers, of Philadelphia, February 3, 1887.
    • father: H. Knox Taylor
    • mother: Mary (Young) Taylor
    • spouse: Adele Chambers
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    Born October 11, 1857