James Betelle, Where Are You?

The Search for a Lost Architect

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Nearly every city built at least one public school with some degree of Gothic decoration. Few of these buildings are masterpieces, but as a whole they form an architectural phenomenon yet to receive adequate study. — The Only Proper Style-Gothic Architecture in America

The New York Times Gets it Right

March 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

This Sunday’s New York Times real estate section profiles South Orange, N.J. in the Living In column. The joint school district of South Orange and Maplewood feature some of James Betelle’s finest school designs and continue draw young families today. In the article, Dave Caldwell, a Maplewood resident, correctly notes Columbia High School as “…an […]

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The Star-Ledger Q&A Interview

January 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Articles, Miscellaneous

This web site was featured in the New Jersey Star-Ledger on Friday, January 4th. The column, Jersey Blogs, was a Q&A with staff writer Kelly Heyboer conducted in early December. Any exposure for this arcane subject is welcome, and the article certainly gained a nice bit of readership. If you’ve discovered this site from reading […]

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James Betelle Obituaries

August 8th, 2006 · No Comments · Articles, Biographical

These are the two obituaries I found for Betelle at the Newark Public Library. The first is from The Newark Evening News from June 5th, 1954. This was a Sunday, which establishes Betelle’s death as Thursday, June 3rd (whether that is the local or Italian date is unknown). The second obit (source unclear) is almost […]

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