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Born: 2/16/1876, Died: 2/26/1957

A New York-based architect who had been born in Montreal, Canada, Louis Jallade associated with Albert Kelsey and Paul P. Cret in the competition for the Fulton Memorial; the associated team won third prize in that competition. Jallade also contributed the Navy YMCA at 15th and Cherry streets (1928) in Philadelphia, one of a number of Navy YMCA structures which he designed.

Jallade had come to the United States in 1877 and had been naturalized in 1897. He was a student in the Nw York Latin School from 1886 - 1892 and then studied in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Schools from 1892 to 1896. After three years in the ateliers of the Beaux-Arts Society in New York, Jallade went to Paris to study in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (1901-1903) in the Atelier Laloux. Upon his return to the States, Jallade entered the office of Allan & Collins in Boston and was placed in charge of construction for the Union Theological Seminary in New York. By the end of 1906, however, he had set out on his own and constructed an illustrious career with a concentration on YMCA buildings (Norfolk, VA; Newport, RI; Roanoke, VA; Worcester, MA; Allentown, PA; McKeesport, PA; Hartford, CT; Passaic, NJ). In addition to a great number of YMCA structures, Jallade undertook a general practice that included churches, college buildings, hospitals, factories, hotels, garages, residences, schools, and libraries.

He served as president of the New York Society of Architects and also held membershps in the Architectural League of New York, and the Beaux Arts Institute of Design.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Beaux Arts Institute of Design
  • Architectural League of New York

School Affiliations

  • Ecole des Beaux-Arts
  • Metropolitan Museum of Arts Schools


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