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Walter R. Wheeler: Walter Van Guysling, Albany’s Colonial Architect

  • Presented By: Historical Society of the Town of Colonie Location: William K. Sanford (Colonie) Twon Library 629 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211 Albany, NY 12211
  • Dates: March 31, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Overview

    Today Walter Hunter van Guysling is most closely associated with turn of the century Dutch Revival architecture in Albany. This talk will present his work together with other aspects of Van Guysling’s career, from his training in the Office of the Capitol Architect and with Marcus T. Reynolds, his work as an architectural illustrator, and his later work in the Colonial Revival which earned him recognition as “Albany’s Colonial Architect” by 1927 when he died at age 49. 

    Walter Wheeler has more than 30 years of experience in the architectural field, having begun his career with a position at the Office of the State Architect in Albany, NY. He later worked with Wagoner & Reynolds Architects for three years. In 1990, he began consulting, providing services as an architect and architectural historian. Since 1999, Mr. Wheeler has served as Hartgen’s Senior Architectural Historian.
    For further information call Susan Lawson at 518-334-3248 or Fran McCashion at 518-459-4209