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Male, US, born 02/28/1858, died 1934

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Eames and Young, Architects

Professional History

Clerk, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, Grand Rapids, MI, c. 1876-1878; reserve soldier, Michigan Militia, 1877-1878; Draftsman, Van Brunt and Howe, Architects, Boston, MA, c. 1882-1885; Draftsman, E. M. Wheelwright, Architect, Boston, MA, c. 1882-1885; Partner, Eames and Young, Architects, Saint Louis, MO, 1885-1927; partner William S. Eames died in 03/1915. The Eames and Young partnership grew significantly after it got the commission for the "Cupples Plant," a 10-square-block cluster of warehouses in Saint Louis, designed in 1889. In 1912, the Eames and Young firm had its office in the Wright Building. Partner, Young and [Alfred H.] Granger, Architects, Chicago, IL, and Saint Louis, MO, c. 1917-1927; Young retired in 1927.

Young continued to practice after Eames' death and apparently formed an office in Chicago with Alfred H. Granger, formerly of Frost and Granger, in 1917.

Member, Board of Architects, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Saint Louis, MO, 1903-1904; Director, Frisco Annex Building Company, Saint Louis, MO, 1905-1906; President, American Institute of Architects, Saint Louis Chapter, 1909-1910. Member, Business Men's League, Saint Louis, MO; Member, Civic League, Saint Louis, MO; Member, City Plan Commission, Saint Louis, MO.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA);

The Eames and Young Partnership Papers were deposited at the Art and Architecture Library, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO.


Coursework, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, 1878-1879; coursework, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, c. 1880; coursework, École des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, c. 1881.

George Partridge Scholarship, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, 1878-1879.


Young was born in the coastal town of Sheboygan, WI, but grew up across Lake Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI, then a bustling industrial city, the furniture capital of the U.S. In 1912, Young lived at 5388 Waterman Avenue, Saint Louis, MO.

His father was Van Epps Young and his mother, Arelisle Seaman Young.

Young married Ruth Hodgman in Saint Louis, MO, 06/12/1887.

He and Ruth Hodgman Young had three daughters: Dorothy (Mrs. William R. Jones), Ruth (Mrs. S.A. Michell), and Marjorie.

Mayor, Webster Groves, MO, elected to two terms, 1901-1903, but did not finish out the second; Young belonged to the Mercantile Club, Saint Louis, MO, and the City Club, Saint Louis, MO. Member, Loyal Legion, Sons of the American Revolution.

Associated Locations

  • Sheboygan, WI (Architect's Birth)
    Sheboygan, WI

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