John Erwin Ramsay (1915-1991)


Ramsay, John Erwin

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1915-1991
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):     NC

This record has not been verified for accuracy.

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1947-
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1964

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1962 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1970 American Architects Directory
Biographical Directories:
Entry in the NC Architects/Designers section of NC Modernist Houses web site http://www.ncmodernist.org/architects.html
Biographical Information:
Contributed by NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center:
John Erwin Ramsay, Sr., FAIA (1915-1991) was born in Salisbury, N.C., and educated at the University of North Carolina and Yale University's School of Architecture. Following service in the Army, 1941-1946, Ramsay returned to Salisbury to open the second architectural firm in that city. As strong proponents of modern architecture, Ramsay and Associaties were responsible for the design of many modernist residences and buildings, including the Rowan County Health and Agricultural Building, Alderman Studios in High Point, N.C., and the American Square showroom for American Furniture in Thomasville, N.C. Ramsay was also responsible for the restoration of numerous historic buildings in Rowan County, including the Rowan County Court House, the John Knox house, and his firm's offices, a converted early 20th-century residence. He retired from practice in 1989.

Related Records

John Erwin Ramsay - Architect (firm)
John Erwin Ramsay & Associates (firm)

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership application, Fellowship nomination, related correspondence. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.
NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center
MC 00247 John Erwin Ramsay Papers, 1946-1989
Project files, including architectural drawings, sketches, specifications, financial records, correspondence, and photographs. Additional materials include student work (architectural projects and exercises, life drawings) and awards and certificates.
Link to online finding aid: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00247/