John T. Windrim Architect

John Torrey Windrim (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1866 – June 27, 1934, Devon, Pennsylvania) was an American architect. He trained in the office of his father, architect James H. Windrim. He was elected to the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1901, and became a Fellow of the Institute in 1926. He practiced for over forty years. He designed more than sixty buildings for the Bell Telephone Company, and more than thirty for Philadelphia Electric Company, including the massive power station in Chester, Pennsylvania along the Delaware River. For John Wanamaker, he designed the Wanamaker Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia (1903), and "Lindenhurst" (1911), Wanamaker's mansion in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. For son Rodman Wanamaker, he designed the Wanamaker Memorial Bell Tower and Mausoleum (1908) at the Church of St. James the Less. For the Wanamaker Store, he designed the Lincoln-Liberty Building (PNB Building) (1930–31). Windrim's papers are at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 14th, 1866
Date of death
June 27th, 1934 at age of 68


1. Franklin Institute

Greek Revival Structure
Architectural style
Classical Revival
Greek Revival
Opened 1825
Address 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cultural site listing
(1979) National Register of Historic Places
(1985) National Register of Historic Places
Official website
Wikipedia article


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