Herbert Evison, Gerald Hyde and H. S. Ladd already
have been biographized in this section.
Stuart M. Barnette, a native of Dover, Delaware, was
a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy and won an architectural
degree at Massachusetts Tech and a diploma at the Ecole des Beaux Arts
Americaine in Fontainebleau, France. In France, England and Holland he
studied the origins of European influences on early American
architecture, and residence in New England, the Middle Atlantic States
and the South has afforded him an opportunity for examining sectional
architectural characteristics. He entered the Service in 1934 at
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National
Military Park, was transferred to Washington to assist in the Historic
Sites Survey, and later was assigned to his present duties as Assistant
Architect in the Richmond office.
Hugh R. Awtrey says he was born 36 years ago at
Marietta, Georgia, in sight of the present Kennesaw Mountain National
Battlefield Site, received degrees from Mercer University (Georgia) and
the University of Paris, and worked on newspapers in France, where he
lived for five years. He taught college French, returned to the
newspaper field as political and editorial writer, entered the Service
in 1936 in the old Region IV (Atlanta) office and soon was transferred
to Richmond as Associate Recreational Planner.