Oscar Wenderoth

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Oscar Wenderoth (1871–1938) was an American architect[1] who served as director of the Office of the Supervising Architect during from 1912 to 1915. He is identified as the architect of many government buildings built during that period, including some listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wenderoth was born in Philadelphia in 1871. Early in his architectural career he worked for the New York City firm of Carrere and Hastings. He first joined the Office of Supervising Architect as a senior architectural draftsman in 1897, working in the office for three separate time periods before being appointed as its director.[2]

He was appointed to the directorship by President William Howard Taft in 1912. He resigned in 1915 without providing a public explanation of his resignation.[2]


  1. ^ Oscar Wenderoth digital.lib
  2. ^ a b New York Times April 11, 1915
Preceded by
James Knox Taylor
Office of the Supervising Architect
Succeeded by
James A. Wetmore