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Born: 1878, Died: 7/10/1936

Architect and planner Henry Wright was born in Lawrence, Kansas, and came to Philadelphia to study at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a student in the two-year special course program. He completed a certificate of proficiency in 1901 and moved to St. Louis, MO. During World War I he relocated to Washington, DC, as part of his work with the U. S. Shipping Board. In this effort he assisted in the planning of Yorkship Village, Camden, NJ. In the 1930s Wright honed his skills as a town planner, involving himself frequently with the kind of housing which he had experienced as part of the U. S. Shipping Board effort. Among several housing complexes associated with Wright is Chatham Village in Pittsburgh (1930), which he designed with Clarence Stein and the Pittsburgh office of Ingham & Boyd.

Wright was an associate professor of architecture at Columbia University at the time of his death.

Written by Emily T. Cooperman, and Sandra L. Tatman.

School Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Columbia University

 

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