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Edward L. Tilton


Centurion, 1900–1933

Full Name Edward Lippincott Tilton

Born 19 October 1861 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 5 January 1933 in Scarsdale, New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Russell Sturgis and William Robert Ware

Elected 1 December 1900 at age thirty-nine

Seconder of:

Century Memorial

As an architect, Edward Lippincott Tilton was one of the numerous distinguished graduates from the training-school of McKim, Meade [sic: Mead] & White. Striking out in partnership on his own account, his firm won the competition for the Ellis Island Immigration Station; individually, the planning of public libraries was his best-known achievement. Tilton was a high authority on the architecture of ancient Greece. He had acquired his knowledge of it at first hand, sharing in the excavations at Argos nearly forty years ago.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1933 Century Association Yearbook