ⓘ Walter Dabney Blair
Walter Dabney Blair was an American architect. He designed several buildings in Charlottesville, Virginia and, with James Edwin Ruthven Carpenter Jr., The Stahlman in Nashville, Tennessee, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1. Early life
Blair was born on January 14, 1877 in Amelia, Virginia, near Richmond. He attended Richmond College, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Blair taught Architectural Design at Cornell University in 1903–1904. He designed several buildings on the campus of the University of Virginia as well as the public library in Charlottesville. He also designed the Warner Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the Edwin Gould Foundation building in New York City.
With James Edwin Ruthven Carpenter Jr., he designed The Stahlman in Nashville, Tennessee in 1906–1907. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
3. Personal life and death
Blair was married twice. His first wife was Ethel Gould; his second wife, Elizabeth Hollister Frost, was a poet. He resided in Tarrytown, New York, where died on January 11, 1953.