Edward Brodhead Green

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Edward Brodhead Green
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Born (1855-05-10)May 10, 1855
Utica, NY
Died February 11, 1950(1950-02-11)
Buffalo, NY
Nationality American
Alma mater Cornell University
Awards Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (1890)
Practice Green & Wicks architectural firm, Edward B. Green & Son

Edward Brodhead Green (1855–1950), very often referred to as E. B. Green, was a major American architect from New York State.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Utica, NY. He attended Cornell University, and moved to Buffalo, NY in 1881, where he was active through about 1930. His work left a lasting impression on the city of Buffalo, and it includes such noteworthy structures as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Young Men's Christian Association Central Building, and Twentieth Century Club (1894); all three listed on the National Register of Historic Places. His public buildings include the Buffalo Savings Bank, Market Arcade, the Buffalo Crematory, and South Park High School, The First Presbyterian Church, Kibler High School, Tonawanda Municipal Building, and Dayton Art Institute (1930) among others. He also designed and built many private residences, including the Charles W. Goodyear Residence, the Granger Mansion, and his own residence at 180 Summer Street, which is not visible from the road. During his 72-year career, he designed more than 370 major structures. More than 160 of his Buffalo buildings survive today. Green died in Buffalo in 1950, and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.[1]

Practice[edit]

Green's best-known commissions were designed with his partner William Sydney Wicks (1854-1917), as Green & Wicks. The firm's chronology is:

  • 1884: Green & Wicks founded
  • 1917: Renamed E.B. Green & Son
  • 1933: Renamed E. B Green after his son's death[dubious ]
  • 1936: Renamed Green & James
  • 1945: Renamed Green, James & Meadows
  • 1950: Renamed James & Meadows after Green's death
  • 1952: Renamed James, Meadows & Howard
  • 1971: Firm dissolved[citation needed]

The firm's records survive in the library collections of the Buffalo History Museum.[2]

A number of their works are listed on the U.S. national Register of Historic Places.[3]

Projects[edit]

Notable works of the Green & Wicks architectural firm include:

Notable works of the E.B. Green and Sons architectural firm include:

Notable works of the Green & James architectural firm include:

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BECHS Library (2008). "About - Green & Wicks". BECHS Library. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Green & Wicks Bibliography". Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Crosby Hall (CROSBY) - South Campus, Academic Sector". University at Buffalo. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 

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