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Willard Thomas Sears

architect

Willard Thomas Sears, American architect. Fellow American Institute Architects, 1889.

Background

Sears, Willard Thomas was born on November 5, 1837 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Willard and Ruth Barker (Cushman) Sears.

Education

Educated Phillipps Academy, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Allen’s School, West Newton. Studied architecture with Solomon K. Eaton, New Bedford, 1856-1857.

With Gridley J. F. Bryant, Boston, 1858-1859.

Career

Review Mellish Irving Motte, of Boston, January 1, 1862. Began practice in Boston on own account, 1860. In 1864, with Charles A. Cummings, formed partnership of Cummings & Sears.

Work of firm in many cities of the United States, also South America and Hayti. Rebuilt cathedral at Cape Haitien, 1878 (originally erected by French architects, 1748-1774, destroyed by earthquake, 1842).

Membership

Fellow American Institute Architects, 1889.

Connections

Married May, d.

father:
Willard Sears

mother:
Ruth Barker (Cushman) Sears

spouse:
May