James Betelle, Where Are You?

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It seems as though this masterly architect built his own career on an architectural plan—with everything in its proper place and dovetailing, with no part out of harmony with the other. — Fortune Story Magazine, October 1929

Photo of Betelle?

July 21st, 2006 · No Comments · Biographical, Miscellaneous

James O. Betelle, 1899

This is a group photo of the staff of Cope & Stewardson, circa 1899, where JOB served as draftsman. Is one of these fine moustachioed gentlemen our James?

Edit: The photo actually has a caption, buried on another page:
From Left to Right: Alfred Morton Githens, William Charles Hays, Walter Cope, John A. MacMahon, James O. Betelle, Emlyn Stewardson, S. A. Cloud, Wetherill P. Trout, Herbert C. Wise, James P. Jamieson, Eugene S. Powers, E. Perot Bissell, Miss Louise Stavely, Charles H. Bauer, William Woodburn Powers, John Molitor, Camillo Porecca, Office Boy, C. Wharton Churchman

So he’s 4th from left, back row.

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