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Born: 3/11/1890, Died: 11/29/1968

Born in Norfolk, VA, to Romulus Cornelius and Mary Poindexter Archer, Romulus Cornelius Archer, Jr., enrolled at Norfolk Mission College through 1910 and then undertook classes in architecture through the International Correspondence School located in Scranton, PA. For his capstone Archer studied one year at Columbia University in 1913. In 1921, after a stint in the U. S. Army, Archer entered federal employment with the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Supervising Architect in Washington, DC.

At the end of 1921 Archer opened an independent architectural office in DC. According to Archer's biographer, Dreck Spurlock Wilson, the Archer office chiefly found clients in the northeast Boookland neighborhood of DC, where he designed residences, apartment buildings, churches, and commercial structures.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • National Technical Association
  • American Art Society

School Affiliations

  • Columbia University
  • International Correspondence School (Scranton)


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