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Harold Reeve Sleeper, American architect. award scholarship, 1942.


Sleeper, Harold Reeve was born on March 18, 1893 in Pueblo, Colorado, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Charlotte (Reeve) Sleeper.


Student, Manila, P.I., American School, 1902-1907, Lycee Condorcet, Paris, France, 1907-1909, Manila American High School, 1909-1910. Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, 1911. Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University, 1915.

New York University Post Graduate Business School, 1922-1925.


Architectl. draftsman, Starrett & Van Vleck, 1915-1917, 1919, Trowbridge & Ackerman, 1919-1922. Specification writer and superintendent F. L. Ackerman, 1922-1928, associate, 1928-1950. Private practice, 1928-1958.

Commissioner Board of Standards and Appeals, New York City, since 1958. Lecturer New York School of Interior Design, since 1932. Lecturer on architecture Columbia University, since 1945, now Adjunct Professor Director protestant council, New York City Licensed architect, New York, New Jersey.

Plattsburg Camp, 1917. Served as 2d lieut. Field Artillery, 1917-1919. Batt. adjunct 77th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force, attached to 40th Engineers (camouflage div.).

Member Officers Reserve, 1920-1923. Received Arnold Brunner award scholarship, 1942.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Architectural Record’s Guide to Specifications for Government Building. Architectural Graphic Standards (with others), 1932, 5th edit., 1956. Architectural Specifications.


    • Realistic Approach to Private Investment in Urban Development, 1945. The House for You—to Build, Buy, or Rent, 1948 (with others). Building Planning and Design Standards, 1955.

      Specification Writing, 1961. Contributor to architectural home builders’ magazines. Contributing editor Empire state Architect.

      Lectures, radio talks on home building, etc.


Member Officers Reserve, 1920-1923. Received Arnold Brunner award scholarship, 1942. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (past president New York).

Member Architectural League of New York (past president), New York State Association Architects, New York Building Congress (past vice president), Downtown Lower Manhattan Association (director), correspondent. Member Sociedad Central de Arquitectos, Argenitna, Citizens Housing Council, N.E. Dispensary New York, Building. Clubs: Gipsy Trail, Cornell, Edgartown Yacht, Century.


Married Catharine Baker, February 23, 1918. Married second, Hildegarde Halstead Bathurst, January 28, 1956.

Charles Henry Sleeper

Charlotte (Reeve) Sleeper

Catharine Baker

Hildegarde Halstead Bathurst