William Macy Stanton Collection (004), Architect, 1888-1969
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and teaching at the University of Illinois, William Macy Stanton established an independent practice in Philadelphia in 1921. He was widely regarded for his hotel designs and his restoration of Quaker meetinghouses. In 1934, Stanton became the architect and later project manager for the Cumberland Homesteads, a government housing project for miners.
This collection documents 28 buildings and projects designed by William Macy Stanton from 1925-1936, most of which are multistoried hotel or apartment buildings, such as The Lafayette and James Madison Hotels. The drawings in the collection document Stanton’s work for Cumberland Homesteads, a New Deal housing project for miners under the auspices of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The collection does not contain records of his extensive work in the restoration of Quaker meetinghouses.