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James Sturgis Pray

landscape architect

James Sturgis Pray, American landscape architect. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (vice president, president 1915-1919, trustee 1919-1921); member numerous professional societies; member National Conference on City Planning; member visiting commission on buildings and grounds, Radcliffe College; member Topiarian.

Background

Pray, James Sturgis was born on February 26, 1871 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin Sweetser and Frances Motley (Gavett) Pray.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, “as of ’95”.

Career

With Olmsted Brothers, Brookline, 1898-1903. In independent practice, since 1903. Senior member Pray & Gallagher, 1904-1906, Pray, Hubbard & White, 1906-1918.

Assistant professor landscape architecture, 1905-1914, Charles Eliot professor, since 1914, and chairman School of Landscape Architecture, 1908-1928, Harvard University.

Works

  • Author: City Planning (with Kimball), 1913.

Membership

Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (vice president, president 1915-1919, trustee 1919-1921). Member numerous professional societies. Member National Conference on City Planning.

Member visiting commission on buildings and grounds, Radcliffe College. Member Topiarian.

Connections

Married Florence M. Nichols, October 30, 1901.

father:
Benjamin Sweetser Pray

mother:
Frances Motley (Gavett) Pray

spouse:
Florence M. Nichols