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Consists of 3 accessions: 1. Accession 0516-001, Correspondence and writings, 1908-1948; 2. Accession 0516-002, Correspondence, 1911-1962; 3. Accession 0516-003, Specifications for the Municipal Building for the City of Everett, undated.
The Abraham Horace Albertson papers are comprised of correspondence, a notebook, and writings related to Albertson's professional activities as an architect, a member of various boards and commissions, and the architect for U.S. Federal Housing Administration in Washington State. Topics include architecture, design, urban planning, the Northern Life building, the Metropolitan Tract, Everett's City Hall, the Federal Housing Administration, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, the regulation of building heights and skyscrapers, living and housing conditions in Seattle, and a camping trip. Correspondents include Edmond S. Meany, S. Edward Paschall, Margaret Bundy Callahan, B. Marcus Priteca. F.C. Staunton, John Mead Howell of Howell and Stokes, M.W. Bean, Ellis F. Lawrence and the American Institute of Architects.
Abraham H. Albertson (1872-1964) was a Seattle area architect. He was born in Hope, New Jersey in 1872, and attended Columbia University, where he earned a Ph. B. in Architecture in 1895. He married Clare D. Fox in 1915. Albertson moved to Seattle in 1907, as an associate of the New York firm Howells and Stokes. During World War I, Albertson established an independent practice, A.H. Albertson and associates, which later became Albertson, Wilson and Richardson in 1924. After the end of World War I, Albertson also formed the partnership Howells and Albertson. Between 1939 and 1949, Albertson was also the architect for the Washington State office of the Federal Housing Authority. He was also a member of the Federal Fair Rentals Commission between 1917 and 1919, and the chairman of Seattle's Building Code Commission in the early 1920s. He was a member of the American Institute for Architects, and was made a fellow in 1934. He designed, among other buildings, Everett's City Hall, and the Medical Dental Building, the Montlake Bridge, the Northern Life building, St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Metropolitan Tract, and several buildings for the University of Washington in Seattle.
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