George Robert Berryman Jr.

George Robert Berryman Jr.

Surry County, Virginia, USA
Death 20 Jan 1957 (aged 73)
Virginia, USA
Burial Surry, Surry County, Virginia, USA
Plot 141
Memorial ID 85087914 · View Source
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George Ruekirkzy “Rue” Berryman was born December 25, 1883 in Surry County, Virginia to George Robert Thompson Berryman and Martha Elizabeth Doyle Berryman. He grew up in and around Surry County and graduated in 1905 from the George Washington University School of Architecture, which is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He died in Richmond, Virginia on 20 January 1957 at the age of 73 years old.

George Berryman married in Miss Eugenia E Barnett on December 15, 1910 in Atlanta, Georgia. Miss Barnett often used the nickname Euna and occasionally Una. The couple met in Dothan, Alabama. According to the Dothan Eagle (1910 December 17), Mr. Berryman, a professional architect, was the superintendent of construction for a new federal building in Dothan. Miss Barnett was living in Dothan with her sister, Mrs. Thomas D. Sale [nee Anna D Barnett]. Miss Barnett was the daughter of Augustus William Barnett and Adele Connor Barnett.

George Berryman began his professional career working as a draftsman for the United States Government. Over the course of his career, he alternated working for the US Government and in the private sector. At various times during his career, George Berryman worked in partnership with Charles C. Wilson and J. Robie Kennedy.

The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects shows George Berryman was a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) from 1924 to 1935 and from 1948 until his death in 1957 (Berryman, 2015). At various time, his practice was located in Wilson, NC; Lexington, KY; Raleigh, NC; and Surry, VA. In 1955, the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Architects conferred upon George R. Berryman the title of Member Emeritus effective on January 1 of the same year.

George Berryman designed at least three buildings that have earned a place in the National Registry of Historical Places (NRHP): the Surry County Courthouse (Listed 1986) in Surry, Virginia, the Third Street Elementary School (Listed 2005) in Greenville, North Carolina, and a U.S. Post Office (Listed 1985) in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Berryman, George R, Membership Files, The American Institute of Architects Archives, The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects, s.v. “Berryman, George R” (ahd1003351), (accessed April 22, 2015).


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