Edward H. Kendall (1842-1901)


Kendall, Edward H. (Edward Hale)

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    Born 1842; deceased 3/10/1901
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    New York, NY

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1868-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1884
President of the American Institute of Architects 1892-1893

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)

Quarterly Bulletin of the American Institute of Architects, April 1901, chapter memorial resolution, obituary, pp.11-12

Biographical note
According to Tony P. Wrenn, AIA Archivist in 1983: "It was during Kendall's presidency that the AIA Committee on Conservation of Public Architecture gave its first report. The committee had been suggested by Richard Upjohn to the Convention in 1890 and authorized by the convention delegates. It was Kendall who moved at the Board meeting of January 3rd, 1891, that the Committee be formed, and again, at the April 3, 1891 Board meeting, moved that the President of the New York Chapter be Chairman. Saving the Treasury Building on Wall Street was one of the main aims of the committee. This was, I believe, the first direct AIA involvement in historic preservation and led through various committees to today's Committee on Historic Resources."

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      There is no biographical file or membership file for members of this early era. Some information about his AIA activities may be found in various sources such as his presidential address to the annual convention, the minutes of the Board of Directors' meetings, and routine office correspondence; however, these sources are not indexed by name. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.