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Harold Buckley Willis

Harold Buckley Willis, American architect. Decorated Legion of Honor. Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre (France); Alouite Qussam (Morocco); Croix de Guerre (Luxemburg). Served with American Ambulance Corps. United States Army, 1915-1916; member Foreign Legion. Escadrille Lafayette, 1916-1918; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (director 1948-1951); member Boston Society Architects (president 1947-1950).


  • Willis, Harold Buckley was born on February 9, 1890 in Boston. Son of John Buckley and Myrta (Gale) Willis.

  • Education

    • Student Harvard Architectural School, 1910-1912.


    • Allen, Collens & Willis, 1930-1936, Collens. Willis & Hubbard. 1936-1940, Collens, Willis & Beckonert. Boston, since 1945. Outstanding projects include Newton City Hall.

      Cloister Museum, New York City, Riverside Church, New York City, Weston High School, Inter-Church Center. New York City, also buildings at Mount Holyoke College, Springfield College, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, Hartford Seminary, Trinity Methodist Church, Springfield, Massachusetts.


    Served with American Ambulance Corps. United States Army, 1915-1916. Member Foreign Legion.

    Escadrille Lafayette, 1916-1918. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (director 1948-1951). Member Boston Society Architects (president 1947-1950).

    Clubs: Tavern, Harvard, Somerset. Millwood Hunt. Cruising of America. Alteburger Ski, Harvard Travellers (Boston).


    • Married Cornelia Horsford Fiske, May 7, 1920. Children: Harold Buckley, Andrew F., Hannah B. Partner Allen & Collens, 1924-1930.
    • father: John Buckley Willis
    • mother: Myrta (Gale) Willis
    • spouse: Cornelia Horsford Fiske
    • children: Harold Buckley Willis
    • Andrew F. Willis
    • Hannah B. Partner Allen & Collens Willis
    • 1924-1930 Willis
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    Born February 9, 1890
    Died April 17, 1962
    (aged 72)