Howard Lovewell Cheney

Howard Lovewell Cheney

American architect and engineer

Howard Lovewell Cheney FAIA (1889–1969) was an American architect and engineer. He designed Washington National Airport and the Miami Beach Post Office (1937).[1] He was a fellow with the American Institute of Architects.

Palladium at St. Petersburg College (formerly the First Church of Christ, Scientist) in St. Petersburg, Florida

Life and career

Cheney was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1889. He studied at the Armour Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois.[2] He worked for the Public Buildings Branch of the U.S. Treasury Department from 1934 to 1942; and for the University of Illinois from 1938 to 1940 and again from 1946 to 1948.

He designed the Federal Building (Gary, Indiana) as well as Federal Buildings in Peoria, Illinois and New Orleans. He designed the Federal Building and Court of Peace for the 1939 World's Fair. He designed the First Church of Christ, Scientist at 2410 Fairfield Ave in Fort Wayne Indiana, which was built in 1927, and later converted into the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. He designed the original Washington National Airport building and was supervising architect for the construction of the Chicago Tribune Tower in Chicago.[3] He also designed the Palladium at St. Petersburg College.



  1. "HOWARD LOVEWELL CHENEY Chicago, Architecture, A K E; T B n, Architectural Club ; Freshman Varsity Football (3) : Freshman Varsity Basketball Captain (3) ; Freshman Varsity Track (3) ; Varsity Football Squad (4) ; Var- sity Track (4)"
  2. Henry Lovewell Cheney City of St. Petersburg
  3. Post office report $5 billion loss The Associated Press November 15, 2013 (Times Picayune)
  4. "Archival Image & Media Collection". School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
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  6. The New Deal in south Florida: design, policy, and community Archived 2013-12-04 at the Wayback Machine by John A. Stuart, John F. Stack – 2008
  7. "The Art Deco Home - Arts & Crafts Home". 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  8. Allix, Eric (2008-10-04). "Stockyards Post Office | Stockyards Post Office on Halsted. …". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  9. admin (2010-09-04). "Abandoned Post Office". American Urbex. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  10. Robinson, Kevin (2010-02-19). "In The Shadow of Chicago: US Post Office". Chicagoist. Archived from the original on 2016-05-28. Retrieved 2016-07-04.

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