William E. Higginbotham (1859-1923)


Higginbotham, William E.

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 1859 - d. 08 April 1923 (source: Find A Grave Index online, obituary in Detroit Free Press 10 April 1923 p. 2)
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Detroit, MI

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1894-1899; 1922-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1894-1899
    Between 1889 and 1898, the AIA had only one category of membership, called Fellow. When William E. Higginbotham originally joined, he was automatically a Fellow. However, when he rejoined in 1922, Fellowship was an honorary distinction, and he rejoined as an ordinary member but not a Fellow.

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 William G. Malcomson

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains 1894 and 1922 membership applications. The photographs accompanying his 1894 application were returned to him at the time.