Theodore Wells Pietsch (1868-1930)


Pietsch, Theodore Wells

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 2 Oct. 1868 - d. 1 Jan. 1930 (source: birth date provided by his grandson in May 2011)
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Baltimore, MD

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1903-decease

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)
Online biography compiled by the Historic Architects' Roundtable of the Baltimore Architectural Foundation. For biographies, more information about the Roundtable's sources, and deposit of their research materials, see https://aiabaltimore.org/baltimore-architecture-foundation/resources/architect-biographies/

Biographical note and photo provided by grandson T. W. Pietsch III in 2011.

Related Records

Partner of Otto G. Simonson

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Documents include correspondence about membership application, correspondence about various professional matters, and correspondence with his widow. His name is also listed among architects invited to enter competitions for the Baltimore Elks Club House, Baltimore, MD, and the Maryland Agricultural College, College Park, MD, in the AIA Competitions Committee files for 1913 (not scanned). The AIA's files relating to the Washington Architectural Club, of which Pietsch was a member, also includes the Washington Atelier Year Book 1904 which describes Pietsch's  teaching atelier.