Alfred T. Fellheimer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Buffalo Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York designed by Fellheimer & Wagner for the New York Central Railroad

Alfred T. Fellheimer (March 9, 1875 – 1959) was an American architect who was lead architect for New York Grand Central Terminal and Cincinnati Union Terminal.

Felheimer was born in Chicago.[1] He graduated in 1895 from the University of Illinois School of Architecture where he had studied in Nathan Clifford Ricker.

In 1898, he joined the firm of Frost & Granger. In 1903 he joined Reed and Stem. As a junior partner he was lead architect in Reed & Stem's partnership with Warren and Wetmore for the design of Grand Central starting in 1903. Following the death Charles Reed in 1911 he became a named partner of Stem & Fellheimer which designed Union Station (Utica, New York) in 1913. The firm became Fellheimer & Long with Allen H. Stem Associated Architects in 1914 and designed the Morris Park (IRT Dyre Avenue Line) in the Bronx.[2][3]

In 1923 he and an associate, Steward Wagner, from the earlier firm formed Fellheimer & Wagner and designed Union Station (Erie) and Union Station (Erie). The firm completed the Cincinnati station in 1933.[3] In 1939 the firm had a commission to do a complete overhaul of the CBS Studio Building.

The firm became Fellheimer, Wagner & Vollmer which designed the Faragut Houses project in Brooklyn starting in 1942.[4] and the Albany Houses complex in Brooklyn starting in 1950[5] for the New York City Housing Authority.

In 1951, the firm designed a new Montclair, New Jersey branch store with Roland Wank for Newark-based Hahne & Company. In 1952, Fellheimer & Wagner designed the Beekman Theatre in New York City.

The architectural drawings of Fellheimer & Wagner are held by the Department of Drawings & Archives at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.[6]

Projects[edit]

References[edit]