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Frederick James Woodbridge


Frederick James Woodbridge, American architect.


Woodbridge, Frederick James was born on May 18, 1900 in Minneapolis. Son of Frederick J.E. and Helena Belle (Adams) Woodbridge.


Graduate Philips Exeter, 1917. Bachelor of Arts, Amherst, 1921. B.Arch, Columbia, 1923.

Master of Arts (honorary), Amherst College, 1951.


Visiting student American Academy Rome, 1923-1925. Boyer research fellow in classical archaeology University of Michigan, 1924-1925. Architect for excavations at Antioch of Pisidia Carthage, Tunisia, 1924-1925.

Partner Evans Moore & Woodbridge, architects, 1929-1942, Adams & Woodbridge, 1945-1974. Faculty member extension Columbia School Architecture, 1934-1942. Fulbright grantee, architect in residence American Academy Rome, 1951-1952.

Lecturer Teachers College, 1938-1942. Architect to corporation Trinity Church, New York City. Faculty Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, 1966.

Architect member Art Commission City New York, 1956-1959. Vice chairman Landmarks Preservation Commission New York, 1962-1965, member, 1962-1968. Trustee St. Luke’s Hospital Center.

Board directors Bethlehem Day Nursery, New York City.


Served at Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, naval avaition observer (navigation), World World War World War II. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president New York chapter 1961-1962). Member National Academy of Design (associate), Architectural League New York (president 1941-1943, 48-49 secretary 1939-1941), National Institute Architectural Education, Municipal Art Society New York (director), Fine Arts Federation New York (president), School Art League New York City (past president), Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi.

Clubs: Coffee House, Century (New York City).


Married Catherine Baldwin, October 15, 1927. Children: John M., Jane (Mistress.

Frederick J.E. Woodbridge

Helena Belle (Adams) Woodbridge

Catherine Baldwin

John M. Woodbridge

Jane (Mrs Woodbridge