Toombs, Henry (Henry Johnston), 1896-1967

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Henry J. Toombs, architect and sculptor, was born in Cuthbert, GA; attended the U.S. Naval Academy, 1913-1916; received B.S. (1921) and M.A. (1923) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in architecture; worked for McKim, Mead, and White, New York architects; began independent architectural work for the Roosevelt family, ca. 1926; associated with Eric Gugler, architectural offices in New York City; served as architect for Georgia Warm Springs Foundation; opened offices in Warm Springs and Atlanta, GA, 1937; Capt. U.S. Army Air Corps, 1941-1944; established partnership of Toombs & Creighton, 1946; terminated that partnership in 1949 and established Toombs & Company, which later became Toombs, Amisano, and Wells, Architects, with offices in Atlanta.

Mr. Toombs was architect for a wide variety of buildings and projects during his lifetime; some of the more important are: residences for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park, NY, and Warm Springs, GA (the Little White House); Memorial Library, Hyde Park, NY; buildings and grounds at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation; alterations for various Federal Reserve Banks; additions to Rich's Inc., Atlanta; American Military Cemetery at Draguignan, France; Atlanta Memorial Cultural Center; C & S Bank Building, Atlanta; and numerous private residences. A more complete list of architectural projects appears in Series One of the inventory.

From the description of Henry J. Toombs papers, 1902-1967 (bulk 1923-1967). (Georgia Department of Archives and History Library). WorldCat record id: 145567919

Henry J. Toombs, architect and sculptor, was born in Cuthbert, GA; attended the U.S. Naval Academy, 1913-1916; received B.S. (1921) and M.A. (1923) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in architecture; worked for McKim, Mead, and White, New York architects; began independent architectural work for the Roosevelt family, ca. 1926; associated with Eric Gugler, architectural offices in New York City; served as architect for Georgia Warm Springs Foundation; opened offices in Warm Springs and Atlanta, GA, 1937; Capt. U.S. Army Air Corps, 1941-1944; established partnership of Toombs & Creighton, 1946; terminated that partnership in 1949 and established Toombs & Company, which later became Toombs, Amisano, and Wells, Architects, with offices in Atlanta.

Mr. Toombs was architect for a wide variety of buildings and projects during his lifetime; some of the more important are: residences for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park, NY, and Warm Springs, GA (the Little White House); Memorial Library, Hyde Park, NY; buildings and grounds at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation; alterations for various Federal Reserve Banks; additions to Rich's Inc., Atlanta; American Military Cemetery at Draguignan, France; Atlanta Memorial Cultural Center; C & S Bank Building, Atlanta; and numerous private residences. A more complete list of architectural projects appears in Series One of the inventory.

From the description of Henry J. Toombs papers, 1902-1967 (bulk 1923-1967). (Georgia Department of Archives and History Library). WorldCat record id: 38476107

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associatedWith Bauer, Eitel. person
associatedWith Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia Warm Springs Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
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Atlanta (Ga.)
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site (Hyde Park, N.Y.)
Meriwether County (Ga.)
Meriwether County (Ga.)
Georgia
New York (State)
Georgia
New York (State)
Atlanta (Ga.)
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site (Hyde Park, N.Y.)
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