James Knox Taylor (1857-1929), Architect
James Knox Taylor was born on October 11, 1857 in Knoxville, Illinois to Mary Young and Herman Knox. He worked in architecture in cities across the states, as well as in Washington, D.C. as the supervising architect for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also designed several post offices for Nebraska. He was married to Adele Chambers from Philadelphia. James Taylor died August 27, 1929.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Educational & Professional Associations
1879: B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1879-1882: architect, New York City.
1882-1893: architect, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1897-1912: Supervising architect, U.S. Department of the Treasure, Washington, D.C..
1912-1914: faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1914-1928: architect, Yonkers, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1928: retired, Tampa, Florida.
Buildings & Projects
Drawing for U.S. Post Office (1900), Blair, Nebraska.
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse (1904), 10th & P, Lincoln, Nebraska.
U.S. Post Office (ca. 1909), 626 Grant Ave., York, Nebraska. (YK11-002)
1. Oliver B. Pollak, Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community [Images of America Series] (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), 121. [725.1.P771n]
2. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
3. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed August 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1044342.aspx
5. "James Knox Taylor" FindaGrave.com Accessed February 6, 2019 via https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155432840/james-knox-taylor
6. "James Knox Taylor" St. Croix Architecture (May 24, 2011). www.stcroixarchitecture.com
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970).
D. Murphy, “James Knox Taylor (1857-1929), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 31, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, July 12, 2020.
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