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Walk Claridge Jones


Walk Claridge Jones, American architect. Member Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners, 1936-1946.; Member American International Assurance (president Tennessee chapter), Democrat.; Member Christian (Disciples) Church; Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner).; Rotarian.


Jones, Walk Claridge was born on October 21, 1874 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Jasper Newton and Mary Jane (Claridge) Jones.


Educational public schools Memphis. Training as draftsman in architectural offices, Memphis, 8 years.


In continuous practice in Memphis, since 1900, as principal. Junior partner Jones, Furbringer & Jones, architects, 1931-1935, Walk C. Jones-Walk C. Jones, Junior, architects, 1935-1953. Consultant firm Office of Walk C. Jones, Junior, architects, since 1953.

Principal works executed by present and past architectural partnerships. Wm. R. Moore School Technology. U. Tennessee Medical Division.

Bellevue and Snowden junior high schools. 3 United States Housing Projects. Firestone Tire & Rubber Company Memphis plant.

7 Army Air Forces Primary Flying Schools. Army Air Forces Combat Crew School, Smyrna, Tennessee. Air Support Command Base, Camp Campbell, Kentucky.

Thomas F. Gailor Memorial Hospital. 2 artesian water pumping stations and 6 electrical sub-stations, City of Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. Shelby County Criminal Court Justices Building.

Temple Congregation of Israel. Tennessee National Guard Armory, Memphis. Chairman, Memphis Housing Authority, 1936-1940.

Vice president American Federation Housing Authorities, 1937-1938. Chairman of the Board Governors Memphis Small House Construction Bureau, Inc., 1937-1938. Vice chairman City Planning Commission, also chairman Zoning Commission and Administrative Board of City Planning Common for City of Memphis, 1920-1928.


Member Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners, 1936-1946. Member American International Assurance (president Tennessee chapter), Democrat. Member Christian (Disciples) Church.

Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner).


Married Sophy Winkelman, March 8, 1901. Children: Henry Winkelman, Walk Claridge.

Jasper Newton Jones

Mary Jane (Claridge) Jones

Sophy Winkelman

Henry Winkelman Jones

Walk Claridge Jones