Thomas Tryon (architect)

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Thomas Tryon

Thomas Tryon (1859 – July 31, 1920) was an American architect who practiced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a member of the New York Architectural League, the American Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Tryon was once partnered with Arnold W. Brunner as the firm Brunner and Tryon. [1]

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References

  1. "Thomas Tryon," Brief Biographies of American Architects: Who Died Between 1897 and 1947, Society of Architectural Historians. Retrieved 23 September 2008.