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William Wallace Eshbach, American Architect. Licensed architect, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland.


Eshbach, William Wallace was born on March 12, 1917 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William W. and Annie (Krum) J.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1941.


With, DuPont Company, Wilmington, 1941-1943; With, George Daub (architect), Philadelphia, 1946-1947; associate and project manager, Vincent G. Kling, Philadelphia, 1947-1952; partner, William W. Eshbach (architect and associations), Philadelphia, 1952-1954; partner, Eshbach, Pullinger, Stevens & Bruder (architects and engineers), 1954-1972; partner, Eshbach Glass Kale and Associates (architects, engineers and planners), 1972-1979; Chairman of the Board, The Text Encoding Initiative Cons. Engineers, Inc., 1970-1972; president, The Text Encoding Initiative Cons. Engineers, Inc., 1972-1981; partner, Eshbach-Kale & Associates, 1979-1987; consultant architect, 1988-1994.

Chairman of the Board, public interest director Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh, 1973-1975. Member panel American Arbitration Association, 1958-1960. Member public advisory panel on architectural services General Services Administration, 1969-1973.

Member of advisory panel on new school archaeology Temple University, Philadelphia, 1970-1974.


  • Licensed architect, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland.


  • Other Work

    • Principal architectural projects include State Office Building and Plaza (Honor award Pennsylvania Society Architects), Harrisburg, Arts and Humanities Building, Pennsylvania State University, housing complex, University Pennsylvania, Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown, Maryland (selected as example of master planning & design of a rural hospital in the United States, Director Museum Modern Art, New York City, also 2 awards of merit Pennsylvania Society Architects and Philadelphia chapter American Institute of Architects), Class and Administration Building, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey (1st Honor award Pennsylvania Society Architects), Law School and Social Science, Temple University, Museum at Valley Forge National Park, St. Paul's E. & R. Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (award for master planning and design of first increment National Church Conference), dormitories Glasboro College, New Jersey (design award of merit New Jersey Society Architects, American Institute of Architects, Doctor Samuel Rossman's residence, Pennsylvania. Principal engineering projects include: regional mass transportation study for Buffalo area, extension to subway system Philadelphia Northeast Freeway, Philadelphia.


Member advisory committee Temple University, Philadelphia Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, PTO. Fellow American Institute of Architects (vice president 1964-1965, member visiting national architectural accreditation teams, chairman various committees regional director national board 1961-1963, Edward C. Kemper award 1966), Pennsylvania Society Architects (director 1956-1957, secretary 1957-1958, president 1959-1960, director 1956-1960, chairman committee Pennsylvania interprofessional-government relations committee 1967-1971) Clubs: Harbour League (Camden).


Married Hilda Kern Campbell, November 5, 1943. 1 son, William Wallace, Junior.

William W. J.

Annie (Krum) J.

Hilda Kern Campbell