Owings, Nathaniel Alexander, 1903-

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Architect and engineer; died 1984.

From the description of Nathaniel Alexander Owings papers, 1911-1983 (bulk 1960-1980). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982653

Biographical Note

  • 1903, Feb. 5: Born, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • 1921 - 1922 : Student, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
  • 1927: B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • 1931: Married Emily Otis (divorced 1953)
  • 1936 - 1984 : Founding partner, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
  • 1948 - 1951 : Chairman, Chicago Planning Commission, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1954: Married Margaret Wentworth
  • 1962 - 1964 : Chairman, President's Advisory Council on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 - 1973 : Chairman, President's Temporary Commission on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 - 1970 : Chairman, Control Urban Design Concept Team for Interstate Highway System, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1969: Published The American Aesthetic (New York: Harper & Row. 198 pp.)
  • 1970 - 1972 : Chairman, Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings, and Monuments
  • 1973: Published The Spaces in Between: An Architect's Journey (Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 303 pp.)
  • 1983: Awarded the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal
  • 1984, June 13: Died, Santa Fe, N.Mex.

From the guide to the Nathaniel Alexander Owings Papers, 1911-1983, (bulk 1960-1980), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Nathaniel Alexander Owings Papers, 1911-1983, (bulk 1960-1980) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : GROUP folder 1883-2003. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning records, 1905-2004 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Owings, Nathaniel Alexander, 1903-. Nathaniel Alexander Owings papers, 1911-1983 (bulk 1960-1980). Library of Congress
creatorOf Cornell University. College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning records, 1905-2004. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Margaret Wentworth Owings papers, 1913-1996 Bancroft Library
creatorOf OWINGS, NATHANIEL. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,. Delta Park Stadium plans [manuscript], 1964. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Clarke, Gilmore D., 1892-1982. Gilmore D. Clarke papers, 1927-1982, 1937-1974 (bulk). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.). Correspondence with Paul Philippe Cret, 1928-1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Owings, Margaret Wentworth. Margaret Wentworth Owings papers, 1913-1996. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Gilmore D. Clarke papers, 1927-1982, 1937-1974 (bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architectural papers [manuscript], 1948-1964. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Parsons, Kermit C. (Kermit Carlyle), 1927-. Kermit Carlyle Parsons papers, circa 1945-1999. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Kermit Carlyle Parsons papers, circa 1945-1999 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,. Oregon Statesman Building plans [manuscript], 1948-1952. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill photographs, circa 1945-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Conservation clippings 1962-1994. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Skidmore, Owings & Merrill photographs, circa 1945-1969. Columbia University. Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library. Department of Drawings and Archives.
referencedIn Cornell University. College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. College Alumni Assembly and Retrospective (1977 : Cornell University). Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning College of Alumni Assembly and Retrospective tape recordings, 1977. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. Douglas Putnam Haskell papers, Series II: Personal correspondence, 1922-1979 (bulk 1940-1970). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 person
associatedWith American Institute of Architects. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bechtel, Stephen Davison, 1925- person
correspondedWith Brown, Jerry, 1938- person
associatedWith California. Advisory Committee on a Master Plan for Scenic Highways. corporateBody
associatedWith Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.). corporateBody
associatedWith Clarke, Gilmore D., 1892-1982. person
associatedWith Cornell University. College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. College Alumni Assembly and Retrospective (1977 : Cornell University) corporateBody
correspondedWith Eckardt, Wolf von, 1918- person
associatedWith Gilmore D., Clarke 1892- person
correspondedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
correspondedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
associatedWith Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007 person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
correspondedWith Moses, Robert, 1888-1981 person
correspondedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 person
associatedWith Owings, Margaret Wentworth. person
associatedWith Parsons, Kermit C. (Kermit Carlyle), 1927- person
associatedWith Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith President's Council on Pennsylvania Avenue (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Quesada, Elwood R. (Elwood Richard), 1904- person
correspondedWith Rockefeller, David, 1915- person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Nicholas, 1893-1982 person
associatedWith Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, corporateBody
associatedWith Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, corporateBody
associatedWith Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, corporateBody
associatedWith Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. corporateBody
associatedWith Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. corporateBody
associatedWith Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. corporateBody
correspondedWith Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993 person
correspondedWith Udall, Stewart L. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Pennsylvania Avenue (Washington, D.C.)
Pennsylvania Avenue (Washington, D.C.)
California--San Francisco
Washington (D.C.)
California
Subject
Architecture--United States
Urban beautification
City planning
City planning--Washington (D.C.)
Architecture
Conservation of natural resources
Conservation of natural resources--California
Historic preservation--California
Urban beautification--United States
Historic preservation
City planning--United States
Kachina dolls
Hopi Indians
Roadside improvement
Architecture--Awards
Monterey Peninsula (Calif.)
Architecture--Awards--United States
Architectural firms
City planning--California
Roadside improvement--California
Occupation
Engineers
Architect
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Birth 1903-02-05

Death 1984-06-13

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