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W. Stuart Thompson

W. Stuart Thompson, American architect. Decorated Order of Saviour, 1926, Order of Phoenix, 1956 (Greece); named honorary citizen Athens, 1926, 56.

Background

  • Thompson, W. Stuart was born on January 25, 1890 in New York City, New York, United States. Son of George and Mary (Stuart) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Graduate School Architecture, Columbia, 1912. Graduate study architecture, southeastern Europe, 1913-1916.

    Career

    • Critic architectural design Cooper Union, 1917-1920. Practicing architect, New York City, from 1918. Architect: Gennadius Library and Loring Hall, Athens, Greece (J. Van Pelt partner).

      Pearce College; Corinth Museum. Hospital, Manisa, Turkey (H.S. Churchill partner). American Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

      Numerous buildings in Greece and Near East. Private houses, apts. and office buildings in the United States, including: State Tower Building, Syracuse, New York, Crucible Steel Building, Chicago. Sterling Drug Plant, Gulfport, Mississippi.

      Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute, Rensselaer, New York. Laboratory for Sharp & Dohme, West Point, Pennsylvania. Master plan terminal buildings Connecticut State Airport.

      School buildings, Greenwich, Connecticut. Pharmaceutical manufacturing buildings, Rio de Janeiro, Cali, Colombia, Durban, South Africa. Byzantine chs. Church Holy Cross, Brookline, Massachusetts, Greek Orthodox Church of Archangels, Stamford, Connecticut.

      Medical Research Building for Carter Products, Inc., Cranbury, New Jersey. Architect restoring Stoa Attalos (159 B.C.), Athens (Phelps Barnum, partner), and others. Airport designer in defense program United States Government with Pan-American Airways, 1942-1943.

      Architectural fellow American School Classical Studies, Athens, 1913-1915.

    Membership

    Member board Near East Foundation. Fellow New York Academy Science. Member American Friends of Greece (secretary).

    American International Assurance, Archaeol. Institute of America, New York Academy Sciences (member board). Member Archaeological Society of Athens.

    Member various coms. for amelioration Greek people, 40 years. Clubs: Indian Harbor Yacht Columbia University (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married M. Gladys Slade, August 22, 1913. Children: William Stuart, George Clifford, Isabel F. (deceased).
    • father: George Thompson
    • mother: Mary (Stuart) Thompson
    • spouse: M. Gladys Slade
    • children: William Stuart Thompson
    • George Clifford Thompson
    • Isabel F. Thompson (deceased)
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    Born January 25, 1890
    Died April 2, 1968
    (aged 78)
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