Alfred Dwight Foster Hamlin

Alfred Dwight Foster Hamlin, A.M., L.H.D. (1855-09-05–1926) was an American architect, born at Istanbul, Turkey as the son of Cyrus Hamlin.[1] He graduated at Amherst in 1875, studied architecture at Boston and Paris, and afterward began teaching architecture at Columbia in its School of Engineering. He was director from 1903 to 1912. While he was the director, he commented on the Treaty of Lausanne by saying, "Treaty was worthless and the Turks untrustworthy".[2]

He wrote many articles in the professional magazines was the author of A textbook of the History of Architecture (1906). He was one of the men who collaborated to write European and Japanese Gardens (1902).


  1. ^ Boring, William A. (1932). "Hamlin, Alfred Dwight Foster". In Malone, Dumas (ed.). Dictionary of American Biography. 8 (Grinnell-Hibbard). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 193–194. Retrieved September 1, 2018 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "Foreign News: Lausanne Treaty". Time. 1924-04-14.

Selected publicationEdit

  1. Alfred Dwight Foster Hamlin; Charles B.J. Snyder (1910). Modern School Houses; a series of authoritative articles on planning, sanitation, heating and ventilation (PDF). The Swetland Publishing Co.

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