Eliot Butler Willauer

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Eliot Butler Willauer
Born April 4, 1912
Rye, New York
Died February 6, 1972
New York City, New York
Nationality USA
Known for Architect

Eliot Butler Willauer, AIA, (April 4, 1912 – February 6, 1972) was an American architect active in mid-twentieth-century New York City. With William G. Tachau, he was a principal in the architectural firm of Tachau & Vought, the successor firm to Pitcher & Tachau.[1] The firm, located on 102 East 30th Street around 1923, specialized in mental hygiene hospitals.[2][3] He went on to a career as an associate with the firm of Eggers & Higgins.

Personal life[edit]

Willauer was born April 4, 1912 in Rye, New York and attended Phillips Exeter Academy, graduating in 1930. He earned his bachelor's degree and masters of fine arts from Princeton University in 1934 and 1937 (from the Graduate School of Architecture), respectively.

Willauer was married on May 27, 1938.[4] He had two children and was residing on Tar Rock Road, Westport, Connecticut in 1955.[5] He was associated with Whiting Willauer (1906–1962)[6]


Willauer worked as a draftsman in the firm of Louis E. Jallade from 1937 to 1938. He joined Tachau and Vought in 1938, serving as a junior draftsman and associate, being certified as an architect in 1940, before leaving in 1941 to work for a year as a draftsman in Shreve, Lamb & Harmon. Between 1942 and 1945, he worked as a draftsman in the firm of Gibbs and Cox. He rejoined Tachau and Vought in 1945 as a junior associate but left in 1946.[2] He was a member of the American Institute of Architects from 1955, and registered as an architect in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. He joined the large architectural firm of Eggers & Higgins as project manager in 1946.[5][7] By 1970, he retained his work address at 100 E. 42nd St, New York, N.Y. 10017 but did not specify his architectural firm, which had previously been listed Eggers & Higgins at the same address.[8]



  1. ^ Nancy L. Todd.[1] New York's Historic Armories: An Illustrated History (Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2006), p.268
  2. ^ a b "Questionnaire for Architects’ Roster and/or Register of Architects Qualified for Federal Public Works"[2](May 20, 1946)
  3. ^ Office for Metropolitan History, [3] "Manhattan NB Database 1900-1986," (21 Feb 2010)
  4. ^ Kathryn Stewart.[4]"Index to Death and Marriage Notices in the Vineyard Gazette: 1884 - 1939" (1995) (accessed 21 Feb 2010)
  5. ^ a b c d 'American Architect Directory: 1956 First Edition.[5](R.R. Bowker LLC., 1955), p.606
  6. ^ Whiting Willauer Papers, Princeton University
  7. '^ American Architect Directory: 1962 Second Edition.[6](R.R. Bowker LLC., 1961), p.763
  8. '^ American Architect Directory: 1970. Third Edition.[7](R.R. Bowker LLC., 1969), p.993