Buffalo Architects - Index
and Meadows and Howard in Buffalo, NY
& Wicks founded.
1917 Edw. B. Green & Son.
1933 Edw. B. Green - Son died.
1936 Green & James.
1945 Green, James & Meadows.
1950 James & Meadows - Green died.
1952(?) James and Meadows and Howard.
Buffalo architectural firm which originally began as Green & Wicks in 1884.
It became Edward B. Green & Son in 1917 and, upon the death of the son in 1933, Edward B. Green,
R. Maxwell James joined the firm in 1930 as a designer and became a partner in Green & James in 1936.
Rufus W. Meadows, who joined as a designer in 1936, became a partner in Green, James & Meadows in 1945.
When Mr. Green died in 1950, the partners continued under the name James & Meadows.
Lewis E. Howard, a former associate, rejoined Green, James & Meadows in 1946. In 1953(?) he became a partner in James and Meadows and Howard.
The firm's designs included the Federal Reserve Bank on South Elmwood Avenue, and buildings in the Buffalo General Hospital and Children's Hospital complexes, Erie County Medical Center, and at the University of Buffalo.
Mr. Howard died in 1987. The firm was dissolved c.1977.
Paul Howard: "After Max James and Rufus Meadows retired, my father, Lewis E. Howard, decided not to try to maintain the firm. For a year or two he partnered with Gordon Hayes, Architect, so there was a firm called "Hayes and Howard, Architects", but there wasn't really enough business to occupy both of them. My father retired in 1979.Sources:
- Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Research Library: Finding Aid for the James, Meadows & Howard Records 1893-1974 (bulk 1951-1971) (April 2012)
- Email from Paul Howard, son of Lewis E. Howard.