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Architect

William Keck, American architect. Honored at 4th Annual Conference of America section International Solar Energy Society, 1979; recipient 1st Illinois medal in architecture University Illinois, 1980. Board directors Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Southeast Chicago Commission Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects; member Alpha Rho Chi.

Background

Keck, William was born on December 1, 1908 in Watertown, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Fred George and Amalie (Henze) Keck.

Education

Student, Northwestern College, 1927. Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1931.

Career

Draftsman, specifications writer G.F. Keck, Chicago, 1931-1942. Site planner, specifications writer United States C.E., 1942-1943. Partner George Fred Keck & William Keck, architects, from 1946.

Vice president, director Keck Furniture Company, Watertown.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Kunstadter House, Highland Park, Illinois, 1953, Prairie Courts Housing Project, Chicago, Blair House, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1958, Hirsch House, Highland Park, 1963, Child Care Center, Chicago, Harper Square Housing Projects, Chicago, 1970. Public: Keck & Keck (Robert Boyce) 1994.

Membership

Board directors Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Southeast Chicago Commission Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member Alpha Rho Chi.

Connections

Married Stella M. McLeish, October 23, 1937. 1 child, Margaret M.

father:
Fred George Keck

mother:
Amalie (Henze) Keck

spouse:
Stella M. McLeish

child:
Margaret M. Keck