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Architect , writer

Henry Jonas Magaziner, American architect, writer. Certified National Council Architect Registration Boards. Recipient Presidential award for Excellence in Design for the Government, 1988, James Biddle award Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, 1999; named to Germantown Hall of Fame, 1994.


Magaziner, Henry Jonas was born on September 13, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Louis and Selma (Jonas) Magaziner.


Bachelor of Architecture, University Pennsylvania, 1936.


Draftsman Philadelphia City Planning Project, 1936-1937. Draftsman Louis Magaziner (Architect), Philadelphia, 1937-1939, architect, 1946-1948. Chief Architects' Squad, Day & Zimmermann, Inc., Burlington, Iowa, 1940-1941.

Architect Albert Kahn (Architect), Detroit, 1942. Designer Wright Aeronautical Corporation, Wood Ridge, New Jersey, 1943-1945. Partner Louis & Henry Magaziner, Philadelphia, 1948-1956.

Architect, planner private practice, 1956-1972. Regional history architect, architectural historian Mid-Atlantic region National Park Service, Philadelphia, 1972-1987. Private practice architecture, since 1987.

Architectural adviser Philadelphia History Commission, 1970-1975, member architectural committee, 1979-1985, chairman architectural committee, 1972-1975.


  • Certified National Council Architect Registration Boards.


Member Carpenters' Company of City and County of Philadelphia, member managing committee historic Carpenters' Hall, 2000-2002. Vice president Philadelphia Health and Welfare Council, 1957-1961, Philadelphia chapter Victorian Society of America, 1975. Vice president city planning Germantown Comty.

Council, 1957-1962; board directors Downtown Children's (day care) Center, 1956-1973, vice president, 1960-1961. Board directors Allens Lane Art Center, 1945-1967, Neighborhood Center Philadelphia, 1956-1974, History Society Pennsylvania, 1970-1974, Chestnut Hill History Society, 1970-1980, Philadelphia chapter Association for Preservation Technology, 1991-1998, Clean Air Council, 1980-1992, Center City Residents Association, 1995-1996. Board directors Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion Museum, president, 1964-1967.

Trustee Stewardsom Memorial Fellowship in Architect, 1958-1990. Fellow American Institute of Architects (member committee on history resources, John Harbeson award 2000), Association Preservation Technology, American Society for Testing and Materials (member committee on history preservation standards 1981-1990, fellow 2009). Member American Institute Conservation, Eastern National Park and Monument Association, Fellows in American Studies (president 1983-1984), National Trust for History Preservation, Society Architectural Historians (board directors 1977-1980, member editorial board 58 volunteer Buildings of the United States 1992-1998), Building Conservation International, Victorian Society of America, T-Square Atelier (president 1963-1965), Pennsylvania Society Architects, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, Library.

Company Philadelphia, Sierra Club, Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Preservation Action.


Married Reba Henken, June 19, 1938. Children: Ellen Louise (Mistress Alan I. Widiss), Fred Thomas.

Louis Magaziner

Selma (Jonas) Magaziner

Reba Henken

Ellen Louise Magaziner (Mistress Alan I. Widiss)

Fred Thomas Magaziner