Theodore Link

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Theodore C. Link, FAIA, (March 17, 1850 - November 12, 1923) was a German-American architect.

Born in Germany, Link trained in engineering at the University of Heidelberg and, later, at the Ecole Centrale in Paris before emigrating to the United States. He moved to St. Louis in 1873 to work for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad company. In 1875, St. Louis Surveyor Julius Pitzman recommended him to the job of superintendent of public parks for St. Louis, and after a four-year interim as a German-language newspaper publisher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Link returned to St. Louis as one of the architects for the 1904 World's Fair. He also "designed most of the buildings for LSU when the campus was relocated in the 1920's." [1]


Link died in Baton Rouge while working on the new Louisiana State University campus,[2] and was interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. In 1995 was awarded a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.[3]


Among his list of 100+ buildings include:



  1. ^ Louisiana State University Architectural Drawings by Theodore Link, Louisiana Digital Library, Baton Rouge, La. <>
  2. ^ Tofts, Caroline Hewes. "Theodore C. Link, FAIA (1850–1923)" in Landmarks Association of St Louis (accessed 2 February 2015) <>
  3. ^ St. Louis Walk of Fame. "St. Louis Walk of Fame Inductees". Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Warren, Mame. Come Cheer for Washington and Lee. Washington & Lee University Press (Meridian Printing), 1998, p. 12.

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