Irving K. Pond (1857-1939)


Pond, Irving K.

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    deceased 09/29/1939
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Chicago, IL

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1902-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1905
President of the American Institute of Architects 1910-1911

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)

Entry in R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA, A Legacy of Leadership: Presidents of the AIA 1857-2007 (Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects, 2008)

Biographical sketch in The Brickbuilder

Related Records

Brother of Allen B. Pond

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file includes membership application, correspondence concerning retirement status, correspondence concerning death, and memorials. Materials not yet scanned include correspondence during Pond's term as AIA President regarding proposed bylaws amendments, the AIA policy on competitions, candidate for Gold Medal, and the 1911 AIA convention in San Francisco; and correspondence from the period 1911-1914 re Burnham's resignation, Pond's appointment to various Board committees, bylaws amendments, election of new Fellows. There may be additional letters in the pre-1908 unindexed General Correspondence files. Pond was one of 16 U.S. delegates to the Ninth International Congress of Architects held in Rome in 1911. Pond's speeches at the AIA Convention can be found in the published proceedings. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.

University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
     Pond Family Papers. For more information, http://bentley.umich.edu/research/guides/architects/