Biography of William H. Miller
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Miller, William Henry, was born in Trenton, Oneida county, in 1848, a son or Major Henry Miller of that town. His early education was derived in the common school, private instruction, and at Mechaniesville Academy. He spent two years in Clinton Liberal Institute and was one of the first students at Cornell, a special student in the class of '71-72, really the first student of that school of Architecture. He began work in Ithaca in 1873, his first design being President Andrew D. White's residence. Since that time, he was architect of Barnes Hall, the Law School, and the University Library building. In Ithaca he designed the Savings Bank building, the Baptist and Congregational churches, also the Unitarian church, of which he was organist for several years. He has done much work out of the city, and his work can be found in Canada and fifteen States. Mr. Miller is a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity at Cornell, and of the Masonic Fraternity. He married in 1876, Emma, daughter of Henry Halsey, of Ithaca, and they have four children.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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