J. H. Pierce (1855-1932)


Pierce, J. H. (Joseph Hart)

Personal Information

Birth/Death:      deceased 8/28/1932
Occupation:      American architect
Location:      Elmira, NY

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1889-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1889. (On the merger of the Western Association of Architects with The American Institute of Architects in 1889, all AIA members were made Fellows because WAA members were known as Fellows.)

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970)

Related Records

Partner of Hiram H. Bickford

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
Membership file contains membership-related correspondence, notification of death. The AIA's Incoming Correspondence files contain letters from Pierce during his time as secretary of the Western New York Chapter in 1891-92.

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Pierce and Bickford records. Collection Number: 2299
Correspondence consists of both outgoing (51 letter impression books, 1899-1926) and incoming letters (131 letterboxes, ca. 1892-ca. 1931) to and from clients, contractors, and supply companies in regard to the design and construction of schools, churches, private homes, apartment houses, commercial establishments, hospitals, public buildings, and other structures in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including the stairs and stone walls at Watkins Glen (1908), the Arnot Art Gallery, the Corning Glass Works, Cortland County and Arnot-Ogden Hospitals, the Elmira College Library, Elmira Y.M.C.A. and Masonic Temple, and the Elmira Free Academy; also, bills, receipts, contracts, indexes (2 volumes) of jobs, and various photographs, blueprints, and detail drawings.
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Architects of Standing: Pierce & Bickford, Elmira, N. Y. 1890-1932. Published in 1983 by the Chemung County Historical Society.