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Kenneth D. Coles, Geoffrey Platt, William Platt, Ferdinand L. Wyckoff Jr.

Active 1933-1972

Firm Notes

Brothers William and Geoffrey Platt formed this architectural firm in New York, NY, following the death of their father, Charles Adams Platt in 1933. The Platt Brothers designed at least two country residences in WA--the Garrett and Milburn Houses--in the posh Highlands development north of Seattle in the 1930s, as well as the country estate of Longue Vue, New Orleans, LA, faculty residences at Princeton, University, Princeton, NJ, Chapel at Smith College, Northampton, MA, Chapel at the American Battle Monuments Commission, Paris, France, fountains at the 1939 New York World's Fair, buildings at Bennett College, Greensboro, NC, buildings at the Middlesex School, Concord, MA, Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco, Mt. Kisco, NY, and thirteen buildings at Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA. (See Susan Turner, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for Longue Vue House and Gardens, 12/01/2003.) The firm maintained offices at 101 Park Avenue in New York, NY. Its office records, an extensive collection comprising 37.5 linear feet, "The William & Geoffery Platt architectural drawings and records, 1909-1984, (bulk 1929-1984)," are held at the Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, New York, NY.

The firm of William and Geoffrey Platt, Architects, was succeeded in 1972 by the formation of Platt, Wyckoff and Coles, Architects.

PCAD id: 5617