William LeBaron Jenney (1832-1907)


Jenney, William LeBaron

Variant Names

Jenney, W. L. B.

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1832-1907
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Chicago, IL

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1872-1873; 1882-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1886

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 Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Entry in Biographical Dictionary of Cincinnati Architects, 1788-1940.

Quarterly Bulletin of the American Institute of Architects, July 1907, chapter memorial resolution, p. 103; obituary, pp. 106-07; letter, Bessemer Steamship Company, 1897, naming ship after Jenney, p. 106; October 1907, chapter memorial resolution, pp. 188-89

Related Records

Jensen & Halstead (firm)

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Jenney's letters regarding his AIA activities in Record Group 801, Series 1, Correspondence, Incoming, have been scanned in three separate files: Jenney correspondence 1884-1896, Jenney correspondence 1897-1899, and Jenney correspondence 1900-1907. The AIA outgoing correspondence files for this period do exist but cannot be readily scanned because they are in fragile and often illegible letterpress books. A letter from Frederick Baumann to Glenn Brown, 14 December 1907, which is cited in Theodore Turak's biography of Jenney, has also been scanned from Record Group 801, Series 1. Additional Jenney material in the AIA Archives includes the letterpress book with his replies to letters from abroad, in the records of the AIA Foreign Correspondence Committee. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.