William L. Steele (1895-1949)


Steele, William L.

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 02 May 1895 - d. 04 March 1949
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Sioux City, IA; Omaha, NE

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1913-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1918

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)

Related Records

Partner of Thomas R. Kimball
Partner of J. Dow Sandham
Partner of George B. Hilgers
Partner and father of William L. Steele, Jr.

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains correspondence regarding membership (though his membership application is not in the Archives); biographical and career information at the time of Fellowship in 1918; correspondence concerning Institute activities and professional issues; chapter transfer; request for emeritus (retired) status; notification of death; chapter memorial and memorial information from firm. Steele was active in the AIA at both the national and chapter levels. He served a two-year term on the AIA Board of Directors in 1923-25, and a one-year term as AIA Second Vice President in 1925-26. He also served as Acting Secretary.
      William L. Steele, Jr.'s membership file contains a request for information about his father's 1918 Fellowship.