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William Le Baron Jenney

Biographical Information

Name: William Le Baron Jenney
Born on 25 September 1832 in Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA, North America
Deceased on 15 June 1907 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA, North America
Teacher of Louis Henry Sullivan

Studies at Andover, Harvard University

1853 - 1856

Studies at the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in Paris (France)

1861 - 1865

Serves as military engineer during the Civil War


Moves to Chicago and works with John Bogart and Louis Schermerhorn


Opens his own architectural office

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:



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Relevant Publications

  • Billington, David P. The Tower and the Bridge, Princeton University Press, Princeton (USA), ISBN 069102393X, 1983; pp. 105-6
  • Billington, David P. & Payá Zaforteza, Ignacio La torre y el puente, CINTER, Madrid (Spain)
  • Billington, David P. & Schlaich, Jörg Der Turm und die Brücke, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften, Berlin (Germany), 2013
  • Picon, Antoine L'art de l'ingénieur, Éditions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France), ISBN 2858509115, 1997; pp. 243-4
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