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Born: 9/14/1898

Born in Carlisle, PA, to John Drawbaugh and Emma Grace (Baer) Minick, James W. Minick gained his early education at Harrisburg Technical School (1916-1917), followed by two years at Pennsylvania State College (1918-1920), and finished by two years at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1920-1922), where he earned his A.B. in Architecture. After working as an architectural draftsman in a succession of office in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, PA, and in Miami, FL, Minick became a partner in the office of Jamison & Minick in 1928, with offices in Harrisburg, PA. In 1932 he began an independent practice with offices in Harrisburg and Camp Hill, PA.

James W. Minick was a member of the American Institute of Architects, serving as secretary (1935-1937), treasurer (1933-1935), and president (beginning in 1938) for the Southern Pennsylvania Chapter. He was also a director of the Pennsylvania Association of Architects.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • Pennsylvania Society of Architects
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Southern Pennsylvania Chapter (AIA)
  • Art Association of Harrisburg

School Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Carnegie Institute of Technology


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