Born in Hancock, MI, to Willard B. and Fanny A. Northrup, Willard C. Northrup received his early education in Asheville, NC; and he would later be more associated with North Carolina architecture than that of Philadelphia. Nonetheless, Northrup received an architectural degree from Drexel Institute in 1902 (having studied with Arthur Truscott) and then continued at the University of Pennsylvania in the Class of 1907. At least by 1913 Northrup is established in Winston-Salem, NC, where he will work in association with Charles Barton Keen on the several projects which Keen undertook for the Reynolds family. By 1916 Northrup had established the Northrup & O'Brien partnership in Winston-Salem.
Sandra L. Tatman.
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- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- North Carolina Chapter (AIA)
- University of Pennsylvania
- Drexel Institute
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