Mr. Pillsbury attended Harvard University wherehe graduated at the Scientific school with a degree in Engineering in 1892, later studied three years at the College of Architecture, University of Illinois.
Shortly before the turn of the century he moved to Bloomington, Ill, and under the firm name of Pillsbury & Evans opened an office for practice in 1898. Through the ensuing years he acquired a large clientele for whom he designed buildings of various types. His works are said to have numbered ninety educational buildings, ten institutions, twenty churches, twenty-six commercial buildings, several civic structures and nearly two hundred residences.
In addition Mr. Pillsbury served for years as architect of the Bloomington City Board of Education, in charge of the planning and erection of the following named buildings: The City High School. 1910; and the Irving Emerson, Jefferson, and Horatio Bent intermediate schools, the latter completed in 19/1. His work in that field was distinguished by artistic decoration of the buildings, which received much favorable comment.