Robert Armour Bethune (1855-1915)


Bethune, Robert Armour

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 07 June 1855 - d. 17 July 1915
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Buffalo, NY

AIA Affiliation

Fellow of the Western Association of Architects 1887-1889
Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1902-decease

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)
Journal of the American Institute of Architects, obituary, September 1915

Related Records

Husband and partner of Louise Blanchard Bethune
Partner of William L. Fuchs

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Correspondence files of the Western Association of Architects include letters from Robert Bethune applying for membership in the WAA. He did not carry over his membership into the AIA when the two organizations merged in 1889. He rejoined the AIA in 1902. His AIA membership file contains his membership application, and a letter from his partner William L. Fuchs notifying the AIA of Bethune's death and outlining his life and career.