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Walker O. Cain, American architect. Recipient Prix de Rome, 1940.


Cain, Walker O. was born on April 14, 1915 in Cleveland. Son of Oscar Clyde and Meta Mathilde (Gusse) Cain.


Diploma in Architecture, Ecole de Beaux Arts Americaine, Fontainebleu, France, 1937. Bachelor of Architecture, Western Reserve University, 1938. Master of Fine Arts, Princeton, 1940.

Fellow, American Academy Rome, 1948.


With firm McKim, Mead & White, architects, New York City, 1940-1951, associate, 1951-1961. Partner Steinmann, Cain & White (architects), 1961-1965, Steinmann & Cain (architects), New York City, 1965-1967, Walker O. Cain & Associates, 1967-1978, Cain, Farrell and Bell, 1978-1986.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Campus Plan, Dormitories, Bethel, Maine, Maine State Cultural Building, Schenectady Museum, Jafet Library, Engineering Sch, Hospital addition, faculty apartments, American University, Beirut, Lebanon, Ballou Hall, Tufts College, campus plan dormitories, Liberal Arts Center, Science Center, Union College, Schenectady, Museum History and Technology at Smithsonian Institution, library, field house, Computer Center, Princeton, library, Bowdoin College, St. Vartan Cathedral and cultural center Armenian Church Am, New York City, Casco Bank & Trust Company office building, Portland, Maine, additions to New England Center Hospital, Boston, Fine Arts Building, Lehman College, Athletics complex, York College. Illustrator architectural magazines and books.


Member Manhattan Boro President Community Planning Board, 1965-1967. Director Park Association New York City, 1962-1965. Chairman City Parks Week, 1962-1963.

Member Taconic State Park Commission, 1966-1972, National Capitol Committee, 1969-1970, East Hudson Parkway Authority, 1966-1972. Chairman American Academy Rome, 1973-1983. Honorary chairman board trustees Garrison's Landing Association Museum Transportation.

Member visiting committee visul arts Western Reserve University, 1963-1966. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (chairman urban design committee New York chapter 1963-1965).

Member National Academy of Design, American Arbitration Association, Society Architectural Historians, National Institute Architectural Education Clubs: Century Association (New York City). Meadow (Southampton, New York ).


Married Abby Jane Huston, June 1941 (divorced). Children: Susan Berry Cain Gould, Tamma Huston Cain. Married Elizabeth McCall Houhgton, July 27, 1973.

Oscar Clyde Cain

Meta Mathilde (Gusse) Cain

Abby Jane Huston

Elizabeth McCall Houhgton

Susan Berry Cain Gould Cain

Tamma Huston Cain