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Dwight James Baum

architect

Dwight James Baum, American architect. Fellow American Institute Architects (v.chmn. building committee). Winner of fellowship in architecture, Syracuse University.

Background

Baum, Dwight James was born on June 24, 1886 in Little Falls, New York, United States. Son of Fayette and Alma Elizabeth (Ackerman) Baum.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University, 1909, Doctor of Fine Arts.

Career

Began practice New York City, 1915. Has specialized in country houses and institutional work. Designed Hotel El Verona and Court House, Sarasota, Florida.

Memorial Hospital, Syracuse. Hendricks Chapel, School of Citizenship and College of Medicine Syracuse University. Architect for Syracuse University, Clarkson, Hartwick, Middlebury and Wells colleges, Westside Young Men’s Christian Association and Trade School, in New York, Federal Building (Flushing, New York City), Columbus Memorial Monument (Syracuse), Great War Memorial Tower (Riverdale, New York City), Recreational Center and Bottling Plant for Saratoga Springs Authority, Shelter Focal Center, New York World’s Fair, 1939.

Exhibited in Paris Salon, London, Berlin, S. American cities, etc. Architectural consultant Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Works

  • Contributor articles on home building and architecture. A book entitled “The Work of Dwight James Baum,” by Matlack Price, was issued in 1927.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Architects (v.chmn. building committee). Winner of fellowship in architecture, Syracuse University.

Connections

Married Katharine Crouse, January 3, 1912. Children: Dwight Crouse, John Leach, Peter Ackerman.

father:
Fayette Baum

mother:
Alma Elizabeth (Ackerman) Baum

spouse:
Katharine Crouse

children:
Dwight Crouse Baum

John Leach Baum

Peter Ackerman Baum