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Initial Confusion

May 2024
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May I point out a small error in the April/May article “Avery”? The firm of William A. Boring and Edward C. Tilton is mentioned as designers of the U.S. Immigration Station on Ellis Island. The error is in Mr. Tilton’s middle initial, which was not C but L , for Lippincott.

Mr. Tilton was my father. I studied architecture under Dean Boring at Columbia, and it is possible my father’s name was assumed to be Edward Charles, since mine is on record there as Charles Edward.

It is noteworthy that the buildings at ElHs Island won a gold medal for the firm at the Paris Exposition of 1900.

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