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George M. Williamson Architectural Drawings and Plans

Identifier: SWA-Williamson-Drawings

Scope and Content

The George M. Williamson Architectural Drawings and Plans collection contains three sets of architectural drawings and plans. Buildings include the Albuquerque Country Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1928); St. Michael's College Dormitory (c. 1920s) and Santa Fe High School (1928), both in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


  • circa 1928

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

George M. Williamson was born in Port Jefferson, New York on May 9, 1892. Williamson studied at Cornell University, and received a degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Williamson also served in the Coast Guard during both WWI and WW2.

During 1923 and 1924, the firm Trost & Trost of El Paso, Texas, hired Williamson as their local associate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1925, Williamson established a firm in Albuquerque with Clarence G. Johnson. Johnson left in 1926 to work for the Forest Service. Under his own name, Williamson went on to work with Albuquerque architects such as R.R. Springman and W. Miles Brittelle. As an associate architect, he collaborated with Carl Boller on the Kimo Theater (Albuquerque, 1926-1927). In 1931, after the New Mexico architectural registration law passed, Williamson received license number 17.

The local and regional buildings Williamson worked on with Trost & Trost were: Lincoln and Washington Middle Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1922-1923), the Sunshine Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1923). In his own practice Williamson designed major buildings such as: Albuquerque High School Manual Arts Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1928); Sandoval County Courthouse, Bernalillo, New Mexico (1928); Santa Fe High School (Seth Hall), Santa Fe, New Mexico (1928); President's House, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1929); Old St. Joseph's Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1929-1930); Grant County Courthouse, Silver City, New Mexico (1930); and the Springer Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1932). Williamson utilized multiple styles for his school buildings, ranging from Neo-Classical and Romanesque Revival, to Spanish Pueblo Revival (UNM President's House), and Mayan Revival (Springer Building).


3 sets (.10 linear ft.)


The George M. Williamson Architectural Drawings and Plans collection contains architectural drawings and plans of public buildings for Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1928.

Related Archival Material

Other work by George Williamson has been archived with the records of the Trost & Trost firm, located in the El Paso Public Library.
Finding Aid of the George M. Williamson Architectural Drawings and Plans, circa 1928
Ellen Evans-Colburn
© 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131