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Thomas/Price Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
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Born: 8/31/1857, Died: 5/22/1951

Somewhat overshadowed by his well-known brother William L. Price, Walter F. Price, also brother to architect Frank L., nonetheless established himself as an authority on the design and restoration of Friends' meetinghouses and contributed a number of buildings to college campuses on the east coast. Price attended Westtown School and Friends' Select School and graduated from Haverford College in classical studies in 1881, receiving his master's degree from Harvard in 1884. For nearly 10 years he was associated with his brothers in their architectural endeavors, but by 1902 had launched his own practice with work on the Haverford College campus, combined with speculative housing design for the developer Milton W. Young, chiefly in the Overbrook area of Philadelphia. From 1923 to around 1935, he worked in a partnership with William McKee Walton under the name Price & Walton.

Price joined the T-Square Club in 1892 and was a member of the AIA. Other memberships included the Friends' Historical Society and the Welsh Society. Price was also one of the founders of the Haverford School, in which he taught for a time. Throughout most of his career in Philadelphia, Price resided in Moylan, PA

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Philadelphia Chapter, AIA
  • T-Square Club

School Affiliations

  • Harvard University
  • Haverford College
  • Haverford School
  • Westtown School

 

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