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Born: 7/30/1886, Died: 10/6/1961

Born in Burg Hill, OH, Lamont H. Button eventually established an office in Pittsburgh. He had attended Western Reserve University (1905-1907) and Carnegie Institute of Technology, Art School (1909-1917). His training also included a period of apprenticeship with distinguished Pittsburgh-area architects, including Henry Hornbostel (1913-1915), Rutan & Russell (1915-1917), and Louis Stevens (1919-1920). After establishing his own firm in the 1920s, he formed a partnership Button & McLean in 1940. Button was a member of the national AIA, and of the Pittsburgh Chapter, serving as its president in 1944-1945 and as a director between 1945 and 1948. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Architects, and served as a first lieutenant in France during World War I.

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

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • Pennsylvania Society of Architects
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Pittsburgh Chapter, AIA

School Affiliations

  • Carnegie Institute of Technology
  • Western Reserve University


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