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Alexander Stewart Walker

Alexander Stewart Walker, American architect. awarded medal for apt. Served as Lieutenant junior grade, Overseas Transportation Service, United States Navy, during World War.; Member Archl. League of New York, American Institute Architects (New York Chapter), Beaux Arts Institute of Design.; Club: Knickerbocker (New York).

Background

  • Walker, Alexander Stewart was born on October 8, 1876 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Son of James H. and Emeline (Tate) Walker.

  • Education

    • Graduated from St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1894. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1898.

    Career

    • Began as architect, 1906, forming partnership with Leon N. Gillette as Walker and Poor.

    Works

    • Works: Industrial Trust Building, Providence, Rhode Island. First National Bank, New York. 3 East River Savings banks.

      15 National City banks. Playland and Grasslands Hospital, Westchester County, New York, New Aircraft Assembly Plant-Grumman Aircraft, Calverton, Illinois. Residences for William Goadby Loew, George F. Baker, Thomas W. Lamont, H. P. Davison, etc.

      Firm has been awarded medal for apartment house design by American Institute Architects, 1910. Gold medal by Architectural League of New York, 1922. Gold medal by American Institute Architects, 1925.

      2d prize for National City Bank Building, Canal and Broadway for best building built in downtown New York, 1927. Medal for best two-story alteration on Fifth Av.

    Membership

    Served as Lieutenant junior grade, Overseas Transportation Service, United States Navy, during World War.; Member Archl. League of New York, American Institute Architects (New York Chapter), Beaux Arts Institute of Design. Club: Knickerbocker (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Sybil Kane, October 27, 1906. Children: Alixe, Grenville.
    • father: James H. Walker
    • mother: Emeline (Tate) Walker
    • spouse: Sybil Kane
    • children: Alixe Walker
    • Grenville Walker
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    Died June 10, 1952
    (aged 75)
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