Edward Emmett Dougherty

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Edward Emmett Dougherty
Born March 18, 1876
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died November 11, 1943
Alma mater University of Georgia
Occupation Architect
Spouse(s) Blanche Carson

Edward Emmett Dougherty, a.k.a. Edwin Dougherty (March 18, 1876 – November 11, 1943) was an architect in the southeastern United States.

Early life[edit]

Edward Emmett Dougherty was born on March 18, 1876 in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1895. He then studied architecture at Cornell University and the Ecole des Beaux Arts.[1]


As an architect, Dougherty partnered with Arthur Neal Robinson for a few years. He was also a partner in Dougherty & Gardner and in Dougherty, Wallace and Clemmons.[2]

During the second part of his career from 1916, Dougherty worked in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1917, he designed the Belle Meade Apartments in Belle Meade, Tennessee near Nashville, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] He also designed projects for the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railroad and Tennessee's War Memorial Building, now known as the War Memorial Auditorium (1922) in Nashville's Memorial Square. Several buildings designed by Dougherty are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Dougherty married Blanche Carson in 1907.


Dougherty died on November 11, 1943.



  1. ^ "Dougherty and Robinson: Native Architects Who Designed Atlanta Landmarks". The Georgian Revival. Revival Construction, Inc. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Georgian Revival: Dougherty and Robinson: Native Architects Who Designed Atlanta Landmarks". 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ a b Edward Emmett Dougherty; Atlanta's Beaux Arts architect that got away January 13, 2012
  5. ^ Turner Publishing Company (1996). Robertson Co, TN. Turner Publishing Company. p. 132. ISBN 9781563113055. 
  6. ^ Stonehenge is mansion and church

Further reading[edit]

  • Ladson, Henrietta O'Brien (1990). Edward Emmett Dougherty and the American Renaissance. Vanderbilt University.