Born in Philadelphia, Benjamin Howell Lackey is chiefly known as an architect operating out of a Camden, NJ, office. He attended Drexel Institute (1905) and the University of Pennsylvania (1908) while launching himself as a draftsman in Philadelphia. By 1905 he was employed by Newman & Harris; by 1912 he had moved to Day & Klauder; and by 1918 he was established with Ballinger & Perrot. In between these stints of employment he had established Lackey & Davis in Camden, NJ, an office which dissolved in 1912. After that dissolution he associated with Donald Folsom in Philadelphia, but at least by 1929 was working in a new firm Lackey & Hettel, again in Camden. In 1930 he established an independent office in New Hope, PA.
From 1910 to 1912 Lackey taught architectural drawing at the Camden YMCA. In 1917 he served with the U.S. Shipping Board Architectural Department in Philadelphia. He joined the AIA in 1945.
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