James W. Reid (architect)

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The Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana, designed by James Reid in 1881.

James William Reid (1851–1943) was a Canadian-born American architect of the noted San Francisco firm of Reid & Reid.

Born in Harvey, New Brunswick[1] to William J. Reid and Lucinda Robinson, James W. Reid went on to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Reid and brother Merritt J. worked for a time at the architectural firm of Boyd and Brickley in Evansville, Indiana before purchasing the contracts of that firm in 1879 and opened their own practice. His most notable work in Evansville was the Willard Library, completed in 1886.


  1. ^ The Maple Leaf (August 22, 1895). "Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics". Province of New Brunswick. Retrieved 19 December 2012.