Albert Ledner

Architect

Dates

28 January 1924(Birth)

14 November 2017(Death)

Biography

Albert Ledner graduated from Tulane University in 1948, and went to Taliesin hoping to work under Frank Lloyd Wright.  He had problems securing a job under the G.I. Bill, but Wright hired him as a caretaker with the promise of later becoming an apprentice.  After three months of working a friend in New Orleans asked him to design a house and he left Taliesin.  This first house was never built, another one quickly was.   The Goldate was featured in House Beautiful, establishing his career. He was asked to design three buildings in Manhattan in the 1960s for the National Maritime Union as well as other parts of the country.   However, it is many of the private homes he designed in New Orleans that are among his most well known projects.

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