Albert Washburn Kelsey (April 26, 1870 – 1950) was an American architect. Kelsey was born in 1870 in St. Louis, Missouri, but resided since boyhood in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1895. He entered his architectural apprenticeship when he was very young and soon became active in community interests of his new world, seizing with avidity upon the opportunities offered by the T Square Club, then newly organized for the benefit of draftsmen. He was the first president of the Architectural League of America. In 1896, as a foreign traveling scholarship holder, he studied town planning while abroad, and returned an ardent supporter of civic improvement, carrying its doctrines, as a lecturer, through the country. In 1903, he devised the exhibit on municipal improvement at the St. Louis Fair. He designed the Olmsted Monument at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Carson College for Orphan Girls, and the Philadelphia branch library at 65th Street and Girard Avenue. Kelsey's association with Paul Philippe Cret began with the Pan-American Union Building (now Organization of American States) in Washington DC (1908–10).
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- Scott, Pamela and Antoinette J. Lee, Buildings of the District of Columbia, Oxford University Press, New York, 1991 p 208