“WARE, James Edward: Architect; b. N.Y. City, July 16, 1846; s. John P. and Eliza (Alvord) Ware; grad Coll. City of N.Y., 1864; m. N.Y. City, May 14, 1872, Edith Cordelia Backus; children Franklin B., b, 1873, Grace H., 1874, Arthur, b. 1876, Anna G., b. 1882, James Foster, b. 1886, Edith Gladys, b. 1888.
Practising architect since 1870; took great interest in movements for reformation of tenement houses, planning and construction; received first prizes in two public competitions in this line which influenced practical reforms. Especially interested in designing churches, armories, fireproof warehouses, improved dwellings for the working classes, school buildings, city and county dwellings, and hotels. Head of firm James E. Ware and & Sons.
Has traveled in Great Britain and the Continent. Served in the 7th Reg’t, N.G.N.Y. 1864-67, in every grade to 2d lieut. Republican, Presbyterian. Trustee and treas. Industrial Christian Alliance, Manhattan Savings Inet’n. Fellow and mem. Am. Inst. of Architects; mem.Architectural League, N.Y. Chapter of Am. Inst. of Architects.
Address 1285 Madison Av. N.Y. City.”
Source: Who’s Who in New York (City and State), Vol. 4, by Lewis Randolph Hamersly, John William Leonard, Frank R. Holmes, L.R. Hamersly and Co., New York City, 1909, pages 1345-6