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Boyington, William W.

William W. Boyington (1818- 1898)

Thomas Kellner: 39#18 Chicago, Water Tower (architect: William W. Boyington) and Hancock Building (architects: Skidmore, Owings, Merrill), 2003, C-Print, 45,5x83,8cm/17,7"x32,7", edition 20+3

William W. Boyington, born in Massachusetts, was an architect who designed several notable structures in and around Chicago, Illinois. He trained as an engineer and architect in New York State and later was elected to its state legislature where he served as chair of its Committee on Public Buildings. In 1853, he moved to Chicago and became one of the city's first architects and the first president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
He also is recognized for his many hotel and church designs, which exemplified the various eclectic styles of Victorian-era architecture.
Boyington died in 898 and is buried at Rosehill Cemetery.

 

Important works

Old Chicago Water Tower
State Capitol, Springfield
Pumping Station, Chicago