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John Walter Cross


John Walter Cross, American architect. Decorated Order of Polonia Restituta (Poland).


Cross, John Walter was born on February 24, 1878 in S. Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Richard James and Matilda (Redmond) Cross.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1900. Student School of Mines (Columbia), 1900-1902. Graduate Ecole Nationale et Speciale des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1907.


Was associated with his brother Eliot Cross, firm of Cross & Cross, New York, 1907-1942. Organized firm of Cross and Son, January, 1946. Firm architects City Bank Farmers Trust Company Building, Radio Building, Stone & Webster Building, New York City, Guaranty Trust buildings, 5th Avenue and 44th St., New York City, and Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, the Douglas Elliman Building, Church of Notre Dame, Chickering Building, Postum Building, Barclay Hotel, Harriman Building, Lee Higginson & Company Building, General Electric Building, Union & New Haven Trust Company Building, Walter Camp Memorial, New Haven, United States Post Office, Jamaica, Long Island, Federal Office Building, New York, Links Club, Hangar Club, Aetna Life Insurance Building, New York, Tiffany & Company Building, New New York Chief’architect United States Housing Corporation, Department of Labor, 1918.


Member Art communications of New York City, 1926-1929. Member National Commission Fine Arts, Washington, 1928-1932. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (medal of honor New York section, 1925), Architecture League New York.

Member National Institute of Arts and Letters, Beaux Arts Institute Design, Society des Architectes Diplôme par le Gouvernement (Paris). Clubs: Century, Links Golf, National Golf, Racquet and Tennis, Coffee House, Links.


Married Lily Lee Page, August 17, 1908 (died 1920).; married second, Katherine Hoyt (Mather), June 2, 1932. Children: John Walter, Howard Page.

Richard James Cross

Matilda (Redmond) Cross

Lily Lee Page

Katherine Hoyt

John Walter Cross

Howard Page Cross