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William D. Austin
William Downes Austin (April 6, 1856 - May 25, 1944) was an architect and author in the United States. He was a partner with Frederick W. Stickney at Stickney & Austin from 1892 until 1900. Austin worked out of their Boston office while Stickney worked out of the Lowell office. After the partnership ended in 1900, they both maintained each other's names in their respective practices. One of their first projects was the Highland Club in Lowell.
Austin was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts to William Downes Austin and Catherine D. Austin (daughter of William Austin).
Austin and Stickney both graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Austin was the main architect for Boston's Metropolitan Park Commission (MPC), established in 1893, from after its inception up until the mid-1920s.
He wrote a history of the Boston Society of Architects. He was a member of the Boston Society of Architects and American Institute of Architects
Austin married Emily W. Barker of Roxbury, Massachusetts on June 8, 1887 in Boston. Barker's parents were William T. Barker and Emily W. Barker.
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