1917 – William Waters Dies

On this date Wisconsin architect William Waters died. Born in New York in 1843, he studied for a time at Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York before moving to Oshkosh in 1867. Waters designed the (UW-Oshkosh) in 1869 as well as houses, schools, churches, banks, courthouses, stores and public buildings in Oshkosh and the Fox River Valley. He designed the In 1893 he won the commission to construct the Wisconsin Building at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. [Source: ]