John Addison (1847-1932)


Addison, John

Personal Information

Birth/Death: 1847-1932
Occupation: American architect
Location: Chicago, IL

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1878-1898
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1889 (On the merger of the Western Association of Architects with The American Institute of Architects in 1889, all AIA members were made Fellows because WAA members were known as Fellows.)

Biographical Sources

Biographical article by Nate Lielasus about John Addison and his work at the Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, in Spring 2014 newsletter of the Friends of Historic Second Church.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
There is no membership file or correspondence from Addison in the AIA Archives. He was vice-president of the Chicago Chapter in 1888, and president of the renamed Illinois Chapter in 1890, as evidenced by the chapter's annual reports published in the convention proceedings of those two years.