|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1848|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1913|
He was a son of William Silsbee and Charlotte Lyman.
An architect who was trained at Harvard and M.I.T. (the first such architectural school in the country), he settled in Syracuse NY where he was a Professor of Architecture (1873-8) at Syracuse University, and designed both the Syracuse Savings Bank (1875) and the White Memorial Building (1876) in a Gothic Revival style. In addition to these public buildings he designed homes locally and for Henry Ward Beecher, the abolitionist. He had an influence on the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright who worked in Silsbee's office in Chicago and who credited Silsbee in his autobiography.
Silsbee also designed the Oakwood Cemetery Mortuary Chapel (pictured at right), used for the storage of remains during severe winter weather in central New York, one of the few examples of his religious architecture. In fact he is buried behind the chapel, over the hill.
Anna Baldwin Sedgwick Silsbee (1848 - 1921)*
Charlotte Silsbee Walsh Smith (1876 - 1951)*
Margaret Burnet Silsbee Wade (1878 - 1950)*
Joseph Lyman Silsbee (1879 - 1937)*
Gladys Silsbee Davis (1885 - 1968)*
New York, USA
Plot: Sect 15 plot 39
Created by: Diane LM
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63914421
R.I.P. Grandfather - I've finally found you|
Added: Aug. 29, 2014