Talk:George Archer (architect)

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George Archer or George E. Archer[edit]

Having begun this page, I have come to have doubts if architects George Archer or George E. Archer are one and the same person.Further investigation is necessary, and any leads would be of great help Djflem (talk) 10:05, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

According to Nancy Hadley, Assoc. AIA, CA, Manager, Archives and Records The American Institute of Architects 1735 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC 20006

There seems to be a George E. Archer who was based in New York City and was an architect for the railroads. He is not the same as George Archer of Baltimore. I found George E. Archer's name in the compiled city directory listings from the book Architects in Practice, New York City, 1840-1900. A copy of the entry is attached. It shows a death date of 1903. George E. Archer was not an AIA member, so I don't have any further information about him.

The lead provided was from Francis,, Dennis Steadman; (1979), Architects in practice, New York City, 1840-1900 (1979), Committee for the Preservation of Architectural Records  which states that George E. Archer (d.1903) was Supervising Architect, Erie RR, does considerable outside work, resident Passaic 1899-1901. Djflem (talk) 17:43, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

From Roots Web: George Edward Archer was born on 15 February 1853. In 1889 he was a Chief Architect for the New York and Lake Erie Railroad. The New York Sun newspaper wrote on 24 Aug 1888, "Chief Architect Archer, of the Erie, is preparing the plans for the spacious new depot which the Company is about to erect at Port Jervis." The Sun further stated, "Mr. Archer is one of the most experienced architects in the country in this class of work."

Find a Grave George E. Archer (1853-1903)

Erie Railroad architect[edit]