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Joseph Nelson Bradford

architect , educator

Joseph Nelson Bradford, American architect, educator. Member American Society for Promotion of Engineering Education, Columbus Society Architects, American Institute Architects, Sigma Xi.; Club: Faculty.

Background

Bradford, Joseph Nelson was born on April 3, 1860 in Coloma, California, United States. Son of Joseph and Rebecca (Pickworth) Bradford.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1883.

Career

With the Ohio Geological Survey, summers 1882, 83. Engineering department Pennsylvania R.R., 1883-1885. With Ohio State University, since 1885, successively assistant in mechanic engineering and drawing, until 1891, assistant professor drawing, 1890-1893, associate professor, 1893-1899, professor architecture and drawing, 1899-1906, professor architecture, since 1906, was also university architect, 1911-1929.

Architect for Emerson McMillan Astronomical Observatory, Archaeol. and History Museum Building, and over 40 other buildings and campus improvements of Ohio State University. Ohio State Building, Jamestown Exposition, 1907.

Membership

Member American Society for Promotion of Engineering Education, Columbus Society Architects, American Institute Architects, Sigma Xi. Club: Faculty.

Connections

Married Emma Walter, of Columbus, Ohio, December 30, 1885. Children: Grace Bonnet, Florence Bradford.

father:
Joseph Bradford

mother:
Rebecca (Pickworth) Bradford

spouse:
Emma Walter

children:
Grace Bonnet Bradford

Florence Bradford