William Henley Deitrick (1895-1974)


Deitrick, William Henley

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 1895 – d. 07/14/1974
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    Raleigh, NC

This record has not been verified for accuracy.

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1936-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1955

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1962 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1970 American Architects Directory
Biographical Directories:
Entry in the NC Architects/Designers section of NC Modernist Houses web site http://www.ncmodernist.org/architects.html
Biographical Information:
Contributed by NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center:
William Henley Deitrick was born in Danville, Virginia, in 1895. He graduated from Wake Forest College in 1916. Then he worked as a high school principal for a year in Georgia. During World War I, Deitrick served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army . After the war, he worked as a building contractor from 1919 to 1922. He entered Columbia University, New York in 1922 and studied architecture there until 1924. In 1926 he began practicing architecture. During his professional career Deitrick earned many distinctions. He sold his firm to associate Guy E. Crampton upon his retirement in 1959.

Related Records

Guy Edwin Crampton, Jr.

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership application, Fellowship nomination, related correspondence. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.
NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center
MC 00027 Guy E. Crampton and William Henley Deitrick Papers and Drawings, 1928-1977
Architectural drawings and specifications documenting projects by the firm of Wm. Henley Deitrick, Inc. and its successor, Guy E. Crampton and Associates. Included are Deitrick's competition winning design for Needham Broughton High School (1928), his modernist Carolina County Club (1948), the award winning Dorton Arena (with Matthew Nowicki, 1950-1951), and several public housing projects for the Housing Authority of Raleigh. Crampton's designs include several buildings for Elon College (1965), the Wake Forest College Stadium (1966), numerous projects for the Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., and many public school buildings. Specifications are included for buildings of Guy E. Crampton and Associates, including the Wake Forest College Stadium and public schools. A limited number of miscellaneous items are included.
Link to online finding aid: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00227/