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Stephen Francis Voorhees

Stephen Francis Voorhees, American architect.

Background

  • Voorhees, Stephen Francis was born on February 15, 1878 in Rocky Hill, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles Hagaman and Mary Frances (Skillman) Voorhees.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, State Model School, Trenton, New Jersey. C.E., Princeton, 1900. Honorary Doctor Engineering, Princeton, 1937, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1939.

      A.F.D. (honorary), New York University, 1939.

    Career

    • Civil engineer with William P. Field, Newark, New Jersey, 1900-1902. Civil engineer and superintendent construction with Eidlitz & McKenzie, 1902-1910. Member firm McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin, 1910-1926, Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker, 1926-1939, Voorhees, Walker, Foley & Smith, 1939-1955, Voorhees, Walker, Smith & Smith, 1955-1959.

      Consultant architectural firm Voorhees, Walker. Smith, Smith & Haines, New York City, 1959-1964. Consultant Smith, Smith, Haines, Lundberg & Waehller, since 1964.

      Supervising architect Princeton, 1930-1949. Director Marine Midland Trust Company Rockland Company, Bank New York Principal works: New York Telephone Headquarters Building, Western Union Telegraph Building, One Wall St. Building (all New York, New York), Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, Prudential Insurance Company of America Headquarters Building, Newark, New Jersey. Chairman Board of Design New York World’s Fair, 1936-1940.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member firm McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin, 1910-1926, Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker, 1926-1939, Voorhees, Walker, Foley & Smith, 1939-1955, Voorhees, Walker, Smith & Smith, 1955-1959. Served as corporal United States Vol. Engineers, Spanish-American War, 1898-1899.

    Fellow American Institute Architects (past president), New York chapter, American International Assurance (past president). Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Princeton Architectural Association (past president), Princeton Engineering Association (past president), Architectural League New York New York City of Commerce., Commerce and Industry Association of New York, Holland Society, Royal Institute British Architects (honorary correspondent). Clubs: University, Princeton, Union League, Century Association, Rockland Country (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Mabel Aleda Buys, October 15, 1907 (deceased).
    • father: Charles Hagaman Voorhees
    • mother: Mary Frances (Skillman) Voorhees
    • spouse: Mabel Aleda Buys
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    Born February 15, 1878
    Died January 23, 1965
    (aged 86)
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