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William Augustus Edwards

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William Augustus Edwards, American architect. Member American Institute Architects.

Background

Edwards, William Augustus was born on December 8, 1866 in Darlington, South Carolina, United States. Son of Augustus Fulton and Elizabeth Sarah (Hart) Edwards.

Education

Preparatory education, St. Davids Academy, Society Hill, South Carolina. Student Richmond (Virginia) College 1 year. Bachelor of Science in Mech.

Engineering, University of South Carolina., 1989.

Career

Began practice as member firm Wilson & Edwards, Roanoke, Virginia, 1893, at Columbia, South Carolina., 1896-1902. Member Edwards & Walter, at Columbia, 1902-1908. at Atlanta, 1908-1910. Practiced alone, Atlanta, 1910-1915. member Edwards & Sayward, since 1915.

Firm architects for University of Florida at Gainesville, State College for Women, Tallahassee. Georgia State Woman’s College, Valdosta, Georgia, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina. Post office and court house, Columbus, Georgia.

Public Works Administration university housing project for Negroes, Atlanta, Georgia. Agnes Scott College library building, Decatur, Georgia. Teachers College, Statesboro, Georgia, etc.

Also architects for 9 court houses in South Carolina. 2 in Florida, 2 in Georgia, Hotel Candler, Decatur, Georgia, Hotel Thomas, Gainesville, Florida, etc.

Membership

Member American Institute Architects.

Connections

Married India Pearl Brown, December 21, 1898. Children: William Augustus, Mary Wilson (deceased), Araminta (Mistress.

father:
Augustus Fulton Edwards

mother:
Elizabeth Sarah (Hart) Edwards

spouse:
India Pearl Brown

children:
William Augustus Edwards

Mary Wilson Edwards (deceased)

Araminta (Mrs Edwards