James Renwick (1818-1895)


Renwick, James

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1818-1895
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    New York, NY

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1857-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1857

Biographical Sources

Sketch of his life presented in the Proceedings of the 1887 AIA Convention; obituary on page 49 of the Proceedings of the 1895 AIA Convention.

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 Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)

Related Records

Uncle of William W. Renwick

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      There are no membership files for the very early members, and no correspondence from him is indexed in the extant general correspondence files. His involvement in AIA activities may appear in the annual convention proceedings, but there is no name index beyond the two items Biographical Sources cited above.

Avery Library, Drawings and Archives Collection, Columbia University
      For more information https://library.columbia.edu/locations/avery/da.html.