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Winston Elting


Winston Elting, American architect. Recipient design award Progressive Architecture, 1954, 56, award Chicago chapter American International Assurance and Chicago Association Commerce and Industry, 1955, 59, 60, award Church Architectural Guild American, 1953, award House and Home magazine, 1957; award merit American International Assurance, 1965; Architectural Record award excellence, 1965.


Elting, Winston was born on February 11, 1907 in Winnetka, Illinois, United States. Son of Victor and Marie (Winston) Elting.


Graduate Hotchkiss School, 1924. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1929. Graduate student Ecoles des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1929-1932, American Academy, Fontainbleau, 1931.


1 s., Winston Lachlan. With housing div. Public Works Administration, Washington, 1935-1936. Private practice. Chicago, 1937-1941, 56-60, 61-68.

Partner Schweikher & Elting, architects, Roselle, Illinois, 1945-1953, Elting & Bennett, 1953-1956, Elting, Deknatel & Associates, Inc., 1960-1961. Assistant professor architecture University Illinois, Chicago, 1961-1962, associate professor 1963-1964, professor, 1965-1968. Works include Fine Arts Center, Chapel and Theatre, dormitory buildings Maryville (Tennessee) College, 1950-1958, Language Center, Vassar College, 1957, Unitarian Church, Evanston, Illinois, 1958, D. E. Daggitt House, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1958, Earl H. Closser House, Marquette, Michigan, 1960, others.

Board of directors Adult Education Council of Chicago.


  • Author: (with Talbot Wegg) Ubran Housing, 1936. Also articles.


Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (director Chicago chapter). Member Michigan Society Architects, Society Contemporary American Art (past president), The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago (governor life.

Clubs: Cap and Gown, Princeton (Princeton).


Married Marjorie Horton, May 13, 1933.; married second, Onnolee Laabs Conway, February 3, 1962. Children: Elizabeth Dudley (Mistress.

Victor Elting

Marie (Winston) Elting

Marjorie Horton

Onnolee Laabs Conway

Elizabeth Dudley (Mrs Elting