Howells, John Mead

John Mead Howells (1868 - 1959)

John Mead Howells, born 1868 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was an American architect. He studied architecture at Harvard and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he met his future partners, I. N. Phelps Stokes and Raymond Hood. In 1897 Howells founded, with Phelps Stokes, Howells & Stokes, and helped to design St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University. After 1913 partnered with Raymond Hood, with whom Howells designed the Beekman Tower and the Daily News Building in New York City as well as the Tribune Tower in Chicago.

Important Buildings:

  • Tribune Tower, Chicago, Illinois
  • American Radiator Building (American Standard Building), New York
  • New York Daily News Building, New York
  • Rockefeller Center, New York,  where Hood was a senior architect on a large design team.
  • McGraw-Hill Building, New York
  • The Masonic Temple (Now the Scranton Cultural Center), Scranton, Pennsylvania