Alfred Easton Poor
1899 – 1988
Who was Alfred Easton Poor?
Alfred Easton Poor was an American architect who was involved with many buildings and projects in New York City as well as multiple works in Washington, D.C. for the US Federal Government. In 1928 he won an open competition to design the Wright Brothers National Memorial.
While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, he studied under Paul Philippe Cret. Poor was the president of the National Academy of Design in New York from 1966 to 1977, organizing its 150th anniversary in 1975. He has been called "one of America's most prominent twentieth century architects" and a "prominent member of the international school of modern architecture."
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