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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.


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.

John Buckley Willis

Myrta (Gale) Willis

Cornelia Horsford Fiske

Harold Buckley Willis

Andrew F. Willis

Hannah B. Partner Allen & Collens Willis

1924-1930 Willis