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Augustus Higginson

 (1866 - 1915)
Augustus M. Higginson was active/lived in Illinois, California.  Augustus Higginson is known for houses-architectural drawings.

Biography   Augustus Higginson


A prominent architect in Chicaga affiliated with the Arts and Crafts movement, Augustus Higginson studied at Harvard University and in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. When he returned to establish his practice in Chicago, his peers were Frank Lloyd Wright and H.H. Richardson, and emphasis was on homes being designed as total environments with aesthetic appeal combined with practicality.

Higginson was unique for his use of natural colors, textures and building materials including thick canvases on walls, shingles on exterior walls, and stained beams. He also designed furniture for the interiors.

Higginson and his wife were founding members in 1897 of the Chicago Arts and Crafts Movement. In 1905, the Higginsons moved to Mont   ...  Displaying 750 of 922 characters.

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