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Male, US, born 1878-05-16, died 1955

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Palmer, Hornbostel and Jones, Architects

Professional History


Principal, Sullivan W. Jones, Architect, New York, NY, 1900-c. 1908; he also worked for other firms during this decade, 1900-1910. Partner, Palmer, Hornbostel and Jones, Architects, New York, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, and Albany, NY, c.1908-1918. In 1918, his World War I draft registration card indicated that he, on 09/12/1918, worked as a contractors and dealers representative for the National Association of Electrical Contractors and Dealers, New York, NY.

State Architect of New York State, Albany, NY, 1923-1928.

He worked for the US government on war production projects in Washington, DC, on 04/26/1942.

Professional Activities

Jones joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1912.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects, (FAIA), 1927. Jones won Fellowship in the AIA a year after his former partner, Henry W. Hornbostel (1867-1961).



Coursework, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1896-1898. He was a member of the Institute Committee (1898) and the Mandaman Club at MIT.



Jones was born in Rockland County, NY, and lived as a youth in Yonkers, NY. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, 1896-1898. He had established himself as an architect in New York, NY, by 1900, and remained here, on and off, for the rest of his life. For the firm of Palmer, Hornbostel and Jones, Jones worked with lead designer Henry Hornbostel (1867-1961) on the City Hall of Oakland, CA. Around this time, he also spent time in Albany, NY, supervising construction of the New York State Education Building [1912]. He lived at 66 Mile Square Road in Yonkers, NY, in 09/1918.

He continued to work in Albany as the State Architect of New York between 1923-1928, serving as an adviser to Governor Al Smith (1873-1944). Jones became a political insider during Smith's time in office, serving as a cabinet member for the former New York City Mayor. While State Architect, Jones also consulted with George J. Dietel and John J. Wade, Architects, on the design of the Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, NY, (completed 1929-1930).

In 1942, he resided at 301 Palisade Avenue, Yonkers, NY.


He married Martha Waller Jones (born c. 1880).


He and Martha had two children:

Biographical Notes

According to his US World War II draft registration card, he stood 5-feet 9-inches tall, had hazel eyes, brown hair and a ruddy complexion. (See

Associated Locations

  • Rockland County, NY (Architect's Birth)
    Rockland County, NY

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  • West New Brighton, NY (Architect's Birth)
    West New Brighton, NY

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