John Vredenburgh Van Pelt

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John Vredenburgh Van Pelt
Patchogue Post Office.jpg
Born February 24, 1874
Died 1962
Nationality USA
Other names John Van Pelt
Occupation Architect

John Vredenburgh Van Pelt, F.A.I.A., A.D.G.F., (February 24, 1874 – 1962) was an architectural historian, author, and American architect active in early to mid-twentieth-century New York City. He was a partner in Green & Van Pelt (1906), in Thompson & Van Pelt (1925), and Van Pelt, Hardy & Goubert (1928–1930). He had his offices in New York City and Patchogue, Long Island.[1]


Van Pelt was born in Philadelphia and attended private schools there until attending the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.[citation needed] In 1904, he worked for Carrère and Hastings.[1]

His offices were on 45 West 45th Street, New York City (sharing office space with the architectural firm of Weiskopf & Pickworth), and Roe Boulevard, West, Patchogue, Long Island, New York.[1]

During World War I, he was chairman of inspection committees and later in charge of computing the budget. He was a member and fellow of the American Institute of Architects and chairman of the Public Information Committee, a member of the Societe des Architectes Diplomes, Paris, member of the Beaux Arts Society of New York, and for several years secretary of the Finer Arts Federation, and Patchogue Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Church of St. John Nepomucene, New York


Published writings[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Questionnaire for Architects’ Roster and/or Register of Architects Qualified for Federal Public Works [1] May 6, 1946
  2. ^ Norval White, Elliot Willensky with Fran Leadon, AIA Guide to New York City Fifth Ed. American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Series. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), p.220. ISBN 978-0-19-538386-7.
  3. ^ , 411 E. 66th St. & First Avenue (1925)pageNum_Recordset1= Rafael Guastavino's Architecture in New York #211 (ACCESSED 21 Dec 2010)
  4. ^ a b c Shelley, Thomas J. (2007). The Archdiocese of New York: The Bicentennial History. New York City: Editions De Signe / Archdiocese of New York. p. 535.