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Thomas Wight

architect

Thomas Wight, Canadian architect. Member American Institute Architects, Kansas Missouri Chamber of Commerce.; Club: Kansas City.

Background

Wight, Thomas was born on September 17, 1874 in Halifax, Nova Scoti, Canada. Son of Robert Adam and Emmaline (MacLean) Wight.

Education

Educational public schools, Canada. Architectural study, Italy and Greece.

Career

Came to the United States, 1891, became naturalized citizen, 1913. With McKim, Mead & White, architects. New York City, 1892-1904.

Began practice at Kansas City, Missoury, 1904. Owner Wight & Wight. Among important buildings designed and supervised by him are: William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City Life Insurance Company Building, St. Joseph Hospital, Wyandotte County Court House (winner of competition), First National Bank Building, Jackson County Court House (exterior design), all Kansas City. Chairman Art Commission, Kansas City, 1906-1907.

Membership

Member American Institute Architects, Kansas Missouri Chamber of Commerce. Club: Kansas City.

Connections

Married Grace L. Sheridan, October 3, 1905. Children: Helen MacLean (Mistress.

father:
Robert Adam Wight

mother:
Emmaline (MacLean) Wight

spouse:
Grace L. Sheridan

child:
Helen MacLean (Mrs Wight