Edmund R. Willson (1856-1906)
Willson, Edmund R.
Birth/Death: 1856-1906; deceased 09/09/1906
Occupation: American architect
Location (state): RI
Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1884-decease
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.)
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)
Contributed by Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Graduate School of Design: Edmund Willson was educated at Harvard and continued his studies in architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. he began his professional practice in Providence, RI, as an associate of the firm of Stone & Carpenter, assisted in the design of a number of notable buildings in the Rhode island capitol.
The American Institute of Architects Archives
Membership file may contain membership-related correspondence, although there are few written records concerning 19th-century members. Contact the AIA Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Memorial biographical address given to Rhode Island Chapter, from chapter correspondence files.
Obituary, Quarterly Bulletin of the American Institute of Architects, October 1906, p. 199.
Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Willson Collection of Photographs of American Architecture
The Willson Collection consists of 11 scrapbooks containing approximately 500 photographs of architectural subjects. One volume is devoted to the work of H.H. Richardson; three to French architecture. The bulk of the images are interior and exterior views of public and private buildings in the northeastern United States.
Gift of Professor R.W. Willson