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William Augustus Edwards


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


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


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.


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.


Member American Institute Architects.


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

Augustus Fulton Edwards

Elizabeth Sarah (Hart) Edwards

India Pearl Brown

William Augustus Edwards

Mary Wilson Edwards (deceased)

Araminta (Mrs Edwards