John T. Windrim

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Wanamaker Memorial Bell Tower and Mausoleum (1908).

John Torrey Windrim (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1866 – June 27, 1934, Devon, Pennsylvania) was an American architect. His long time chief designer was W. R. Morton Keast.

He trained in the office of his father, architect James H. Windrim. Windrim was known for the classical revival style known as Beaux Arts.[1] He was elected to the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1901, and became a Fellow of the Institute in 1926. He practiced for over forty years.

He designed more than sixty buildings for the Bell Telephone Company, and more than thirty for the Philadelphia Electric Company, including the massive Chester Waterside Station in Chester, Pennsylvania along the Delaware River.[2]

For John Wanamaker, he designed the Wanamaker Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia (1903)[3], and "Lindenhurst" (1911), Wanamaker's mansion in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. For son Rodman Wanamaker, he designed the Wanamaker Memorial Bell Tower and Mausoleum (1908) at the Church of St. James the Less. For the Wanamaker Store, he designed the Lincoln-Liberty Building (PNB Building) (1930–31).

Windrim was a member of the AIA, the Architectural League of New York, the Philadelphia Art Club, the American Institute of Banking and the Union League. He was the President of the Evening Telegraph Co. for two years and served as Director of the Provident Trust Co., the Philadelphia Electric Company and the Susquehanna Power Company.[4]

Windrim's papers are at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

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  1. ^ Tatman, Susan L. "Windrim, John Torrey (1866-1934) - Philadelphia Architects and Buildings". www.philadelphiabuildings.org. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Suzanna Barucco (March 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Chester Waterside Station of the Philadelphia Electric Company" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. ^ "John Wanamaker Branch - Digital Collections - Free Library". libwww.freelibrary.org. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ Tatman, Susan L. "Windrim, John Torrey (1866-1934) - Philadelphia Architects and Buildings". www.philadelphiabuildings.org. Retrieved 26 August 2017.

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