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Edward Durell Stone


Edward Durell Stone, American architect. Served as major, Headquarters A.A.F., chief planning and design-section, 1942-1945.


Stone, Edward Durell was born on March 9, 1902 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. Son of Benjamin Hicks and Ruth (Johnson) Stone.


Student of University Arkansas, 1920-1923, Doctor of Fine Arts, 1951. Student Harvard Architectural School, 1925-1926, Massachusetts Institute Technology Architectural School, 1925-1927. Doctor of Philosophy.

(honorary), University Arkansas, 1951.


1 son, Benjamin Hicks, III, Maria Francesca. Married 3d, Violet Campbell La Stella, June 11, 1972. 1 daughter, Fiona Campbell.

Began as architect, Boston, 1923. Architectural design New York University School Architecture. Architect residence of Richard M. Mandel, Mount Kisco, New York, estate Henry R. Luce, Charleston, South Carolina.

Associate archt. Museum Modern Art, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, International College, Beirut, Lebanon, Hotel el Panama, Panama City, R.P. Architect U. Arkansas Medical Center. Social Security Hospital, Lima, Peru, Works include United States Embassy, New Delhi, India, Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon, U. Arkansas Fine Arts Center, American Pavilion, Brussels World’s Fair, Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, California, G.M. Building, New York, Standard Oil Building, Chicago, State University New York at Albany, National Geography Building, and other public, college, university, corporation, private buildings Professor architecture, Yale, 1946-1949.

Instructor advanced design, New York University, 1935-1940.


The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.


The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.


It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


Served as major, Headquarters A.A.F., chief planning and design-section, 1942-1945.


Married Orlean Vandiver, December 5, 1931 (divorced).; married second, Maria Torch, June 24, 1954 (divorced).; married 3d, Violet Campbell La Stella, June 11, 1972.

Children: Edward Durell, Junior.

Benjamin Hicks Stone

Ruth (Johnson) Stone

Orlean Vandiver

Maria Torch

Violet Campbell La Stella

Edward Durell Stone

Jr Stone