Helping Young Architects


  • About this Collection

    In 1926 George Fox Steedman and his sister-in-law established the James Harrison Steedman Traveling Fellowship in Architecture at Washington University in memory of his late brother.

    In its early years, this Fellowship was granted to local architectural students, and funded a year’s travel in Europe.  The first winner was Paul James Saunders.  Several winners went on to become some of St. Louis’ most prominent architects. Today it is an international competition.

  • A drawing by Saunders of a French medieval building, in Rouen

  • A photograph of Saunders' touring car, 'Old Faithless'

  • Map showing the sites that Saunders visited by automobile

  • Photographs taken by Saunders of the architecture of Imperial Vienna

  • Title page of Saunder's report on his Steedman fellowship travels

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