T. J. Collins

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Thomas Jasper Collins (August 2, 1844 - October 6, 1925),[1] commonly known as T. J. Collins, was an American architect. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War and later became an architect, practicing first in Washington, D.C., before moving to Staunton, Virginia in 1890.[2] His firm became T. J. Collins & Sons which continued to operate in the 1990s under the management of Collins' grandson.[3] He is credited with the design of numerous courthouses in Virginia and over 200 buildings in Staunton from 1891 to 1911.[2][4] T.J. Collins retired in 1911; the firm was then run by his sons William and Samuel Collins.[5]

A number of Collins' and the firm's works are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Works include:


  1. ^ Find A Grave entry for T. J. Collins
  2. ^ a b John O. Peters, Margaret T. Peters (1995). Virginia's Historic Courthouses. pp. 172–174. ISBN 0813916046.
  3. ^ "T.J. Collins and Sons". Historic Staunton Foundation. Archived from the original on 2012-09-18.
  4. ^ "Eye candy: Staunton cures visual blues". The Hook. January 5, 2006.
  5. ^ a b J. Daniel Pezzoni (March 26, 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Oakley Farm" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and accompanying four photos
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "The Canvas of T.J. Collins". porterbriggs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16.