William Appleton Potter


William Appleton Potter



He had eight brothers, one of them, Edward Tuckerman Potter was also an Architect.

Potter designed multiple buildings for Princeton University as well as municipal buildings and churches. Among his apprentices was James Brown Lord.

He was an assistant professor of Chemistry for one year at Columbia College, He later spent a year touring France. His professional training was at George B. Post in New York and later with his architect brother.

He served as the supervising architect of the treasury between 1874-1877.

Birth Date

December 10th, 1842


Schenectady, New York, United States

Death Date

February 19th, 1909




Wodehouse, Lawrence. “William Appleton Potter, Principal ‘Pasticheur’ of Henry Hobson Richardson.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 32, no. 2, 1973, pp. 175–192. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/988831.

John Boman, Editor. "William A. Potter (Appleton) (1842-1909)." Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, Jan. 2001

"William Appleton Potter, A.I.A." American Institute of Architects Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 10, Oct. 1909, p. 221.




“William Appleton Potter,” DANA, accessed July 25, 2024, https://dana.njit.edu/items/show/890.

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