Male, US, born 1909-11-15, died 2005-09-10

Associated with the firms network

Clark, Frey and Williams, Architects; Frey, Clark, Chambers and Williams, Associated Architects; Williams, E.Stewart, Architect; Williams, Williams and Williams, Architects AIA

Professional History


Draftsman, Raymond Loewy, Industrial Designer, New York, NY.

Associate, Harry J. Williams, E. Stewart Williams and H. Roger Williams, Architects AIA, Palm Springs, CA, 1941- .In 1948, their office was located at 36 The Plaza in Palm Springs. (SeePalm Springs, California, City Directory, 1948, p. 105.)


Instructor, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1934-1938.


Some drawings by E. Stewart Williams have been archived at the Archive Study Center, Palm Springs, CA.



B.Arch, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1933.

M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Philadelphia, PA, 1934.



Williams was born in Dayton, OH, in 1909. In 1910, when Emerson was six months old, the Williams Family lived on Harvard Boulevard, where they would stay for many years. They employed a servant, Emma White (born c. 1870 in KY), a widowed mother of two. (See, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Dayton Ward 4, Montgomery, Ohio; Roll: T624_1216; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0067; FHL microfilm: 1375229, accessed 08/12/2019.)

He resided with this family at 1124 West Harvard Boulevard in Dayton in 1920. At this time, the Williams Household included his grandmother, Harriet J. Williams, (born c. 1860 in NY) and and a maid, Mary E. Chibis, (perhaps "Chavis," born c. 1890 in KY) (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Dayton Ward 5, Montgomery, Ohio; Roll: T625_1420; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 119, accessed 08/12/2019.)

WIlliams worked in the office of industrial designer Raymond Loewy, New York, NY, in 1940. He resided in Greenwich Village at 20 Christopher Street in June of that year. (See, Source Citation: New York City Department of Records & Information Services; New York City, New York; New York City Marriage Licenses, accessed 08/26/2020.)

From at least 1946 until 1948, E. Stewart Williams and his wife had a dwelling at 1020 North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, CA. (See Palm Springs, California, City Directory, 1946, p. 79 and Palm Springs, California, City Directory, 1948, p. 105.) They lived at 333 Stevens Road in 1950-1951. (SeePalm Springs, California, City Directory, 1950,p. 101 andPalm Springs, California, City Directory, 1951, p. 99.)


E. Stewart Williams was the eldest son of Dayton architect, Harry J. Williams (born 11-04-1880 in Ithaca, NY-d. 08/27/1957 in Palm Springs, CA). E. Stewart's brother was architect, H. Roger Williams (born 06/10/1912 in Dayton, OH-d. 05/31/1999 in Alameda County, CA); the three men practiced toghether as Williams, Williams and Williams, Architects, AIA.

His mother was Una A Stewart (born 04/1881 in PA) She was raised in Susquehanna Depot, PA, a town known for its railroad manufacturing and bluestone quarries. She was the only daughter of a railroad foreman.


He wed Ruth Virginia Washburn in Ithaca, NY, on 06/15/1932.

He married Mary Sofia Schlytern on 06/29/1940 in New York, NY. The marriage certificate listed her parents as Henry and Gladys Billings. (See, Source Citation: New York City Department of Records & Information Services; New York City, New York; New York City Marriage Licenses, accessed 08/26/2020.)

Associated Locations

  • Dayton, OH (Architect's Birth)
    Dayton, OH

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PCAD id: 1610