Alfred T. Fellheimer

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

Biography[edit]

Felheimer was born in Chicago.[1] He graduated in 1895 from the University of Illinois School of Architecture where he had studied with 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 of 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 the Union Station in Erie, Pennsylvania. 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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ campus), University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign (1 January 1918). "The Semi-centennial Alumni Record of the University of Illinois". University of Illinois. Retrieved 30 June 2016 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ AIA Guide to New York City by Norval White (Author), Elliot Willensky (Author) Three Rivers Press; 4 edition (June 2000)] ISBN 0-8129-3107-6
  3. ^ a b Biographical Dictionary of Cincinnati Architects, 1788-1940 - architecturecincy.org - Retrieved January 9, 2009
  4. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "Farragut Houses I, New York City - 113845 - EMPORIS". Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library | Columbia University Libraries". Columbia.edu. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Potter, Janet Greenstein (1996). Great American Railroad Stations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 116, 166, 174, 191, 248, 267, 314, 386–387. ISBN 978-0471143895. 
  8. ^ http://www.forgottenbuffalo.com/forgottenontario/thbtrainstation.html