Calvin N. Otis

Calvin Nicholas Otis (1814–1883)[1] was an American architect from Buffalo, New York.[2]

St. John's Episcopal Church, Savannah, Georgia

Otis was born on June 23, 1814 in Onondaga County.[3] He designed St. John's Episcopal Church on Madison Square in Savannah, Georgia,[4] in 1851, for which he received $500,[5] the Broadway Auditorium, a former arsenal in the Ellicott District of Buffalo, New York,[6] and the Mariners' Church of Detroit.[7]

In February 1862, during the American Civil War, he volunteered for the Union Army. He was commissioned as a major in the 100th New York Infantry Regiment, and in October 1862 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. He commanded the unit in the taking of Folly Island and was brevetted brigadier general for his meritorious service. He was discharged in June 1863.[3]

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  1. ^ Calvin N. Otis at
  2. ^ Smith, Henry Perry (1884). History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County. D. Mason & Company. Retrieved 2018-06-13. Calvin N. Otis born.
  3. ^ a b Stowits, George H. (1870). History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers: Being a Record of Its Services from Its Muster in to Its Muster Out; it Muster in Roll, Roll of Commissions, Recruits Furnished Through the Board of Trade of the City of Buffalo, and Short Sketches of Deceased and Surviving Officers. Printing house of Matthews & Warren. p. 386. Retrieved 2018-06-13. Calvin%20Otis%20architect.
  4. ^ Joiner, Don (2007). Antebellum Churches in Georgia. ISBN 9781435702455. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  5. ^ Fraser, Walter J. (2005). Savannah in the Old South. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 9780820327761. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  6. ^ "City wants to demo old Broadway arsenal/armory/auditorium; Campaign has an alternative". Greater Buffalo. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  7. ^ "Mariner's Church". Retrieved 2018-06-13.