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Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1869
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1931
Llewellyn Park
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Architect. Henry Wilkinson, son of wealthy Syracuse banker Alfred Wilkinson, was Gustav Stickley's first hire in preparation for the creation of The New Furniture. He was a student of architect Charles Babcock, Cornell's first professor of architecture and after graduation began his career in Boston drawing building plans for Ralph Adams Cram. During this time he became a founding member of the Arts and Crafts Society of Boston.

Wilkinson returned to Syracuse in 1900 and began working for Stickley, who used his love of Gothic Revival as part of the design that became known as Mission style. During his work there the Eastwood Chair and the Poppy Table were conceived, a mix of 'dramatically massive, straight-lined furniture and delicate carved Arts and Crafts furniture'.

Wilkinson was designing furniture for the homes of the future, and publishing architectural plans in Stickley's magazine, The Craftsman. He believed the house and furniture were to compliment each other. Wilkinson left in 1902 to move to New York City to devote himself fulltime to architecture. Among the structures he designed were the New York Telephone Building, the Women's Hospital and Harperley Hall in New York as well as a number of home in Llewellyn Park New Jersey where he lived.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfred Wilkinson (1831 - 1886)
  Charlotte Coffin May Wilkinson (1833 - 1909)
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret May Wilkinson (1855 - 1857)*
  Alfred Wilkinson (1858 - 1918)*
  Marion Wilkinson (1861 - 1932)*
  Josephine May Wilkinson (1862 - 1943)*
  Louisa Forman Wilkinson Wilson (1864 - 1930)*
  Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson (1869 - 1931)
  Charlotte Coffin May Wilkinson Bragdon (1872 - 1907)*
  Abby May Wilkinson (1874 - 1876)*
  Katharine May Wilkinson (1876 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosedale Cemetery
Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Diane LM
Record added: May 19, 2011
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Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson
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Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson
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