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Unveiling of Livingston Way

The City of Philadelphia honored Walter R. Livingston, Jr, FAIA, by dedicating the 4600 block of Locust Street, "Livingston Way".  The street designation was due to his tireless work, having put his architectural stamp on numerous buildings in Philadelphia, his expertise in City Planning, as board member with numerous organizations, and years of ownership and residence in several houses on Locust Street from 1958 until his passing in 2011.

Livingston's proud association with The American Institute of Architects - more notable, being one of the first African American Architects in Philadelphia to have been bestowed the distinction of "Fellow" - you're invited to the sign unveiling on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at 46th and Locust Street.

The street will be closed to automobile traffic, lite refreshments will be available and several speakers have been invited to share brief comments regarding their memories of Mr. Livingston.

Walter R. Livingston, Jr, FAIA

In 1960 Mr. Livingston opened his first architecture firm in partnership and continued practicing for nearly fifty years as the senior partner with several firms. During that time he was responsible for the design of more than three-quarters of a billion dollars of construction projects including residential, commercial, institutional and industrial type buildings. His work included both public and private clients. In 1976 his peers honored him when he was invested into the Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his outstanding contribution to the field of Architecture, the first and only black Philadelphian to receive this honor. Notable buildings designed by his firms, include the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice, Zion Baptist Church, the Triumph Baptist Church, the Edison/Fareira High School, the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, the West Phila Branch YMCA, the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, the Ada B. George Dining Hall at Cheyney University, a number of mini-rise apartment buildings, and many other buildings. He was licensed to practice architecture in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Indiana, and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

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