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George Hebard Williamson

George Hebard Williamson, Architect [1872-1936]

George H. Williamson [†] was born in Brighton, Colorado, in 1872, he earned his architectural credentials as a student-apprentice first for one Fred A. Hale, and later for the renowned firm of Philip Varian and Frederick J. Sterner. When Varian and Sterner dissolved their partnership in 1905, the business was continued by the firm of Sterner and Williamson, which over the next nine years designed many important buildings in Denver, notably the Daniels and Fisher Tower, now listed in the National Register. After Sterner moved to New York City, Williamson continued on in business by himself. He was particularly known for his public buildings, among them East High School, which Harvard University chose as a model of architectural design. Shortly before his death in 1936 he was voted an honorary fellowship in the American Institute of Architects.

† Claris J. Chesler, David W. Brown House, Arapahoe County, CO, nomination document, 1978, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.