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Louis Holmes Boynton
The Michigan Alumnus 65-77

Louis Holmes Boynton, who comes to the University from New York 
as Professor of Architecture, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, October
 27, 1869.

After having had some experience in an architects' office, he 
entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1887, completing
 a special course in 1889. After leaving the Institute, he was employed 
in the offices of Boston and New York architects, among them those of Messrs. 
McKim, Mead, and White of New York, and Peabody and Stearns of 

In 1896, he won the competition for the Rotch Traveling Scholarship, which gave him two years of study abroad; most of which time was 
spent in Italy and Paris.

Since 1898, he has been living in New York, where 
he was associated with a number of leading architects; including Babb, Cook, 
and Willard, and Cass Gilbert. Since 1907, Mr. Boynton has been engaged 
in independent practice, and has done some very interesting work, which has 
been, published in the architectural magazines.

In the spring of 1910, he
 came to Ann Arbor, and during six weeks helped in the work of teaching at 
a time when the growth of the Department demanded additional help.

Mr. Boynton was a student in the American Academy in Rome, and is a member 
of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is 
also the author of a series of articles on Domestic Architecture, and on the 
meaning and use of Ornament in Architectural Decoration, published in
 House and Garden, 1910-11.

Mr. Boynton is married, and has three children.