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Harkness, William T. (1894-c.1930)
Architect, Biloxi/Gulfport, MS
Son of JOHN R. HARKNESS. Took over family business, which had previously concentrated more on contracting than on design, in 1894, after the retirement of his father. Listed as "W.R. Harkness" in the Directory of American Cement Industries and Handbook for Cement Users (1902) under the heading "Engineers, Architects and Other Supervisors of the Use of Cement" (p. 632). Listed at 1320 West R. St., Biloxi, in "Directory of Southern Architects" in Southern Architect and Building News, Vol. 32, #2 (Dec 1913), pp. 43-45. See Buildings of Biloxi, pp. 40-44, 135, 138, for further information. See also Harkness, John R. & Sons. Briefly affiliated with WILFRED S. LOCKYER as HARKNESS & LOCKYER around 1927.
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
A1895047-BLX-1053-NRD(old) Masonic Temple {Magnolia Lodge No. 120, F&AM}ArchitectOriginal buildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
Ac. 1895047-BLX-1054-NRDcommercial building, 796C Howard AvenueArchitectOriginal buildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
Ac.1895047-BLX-1112-Xcommercial building, 784 Howard Avenue, 204 Howard Avenue, WestArchitectOriginal buildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
AC.1895047-BLX-1021-NRDhouse, 124 (126) Rue MagnoliaArchitect/BuilderOriginal BuildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
D1896047-BLX-1042-NRD(Old) People's Bank Building ((later) Ellzey's Hardware, Ellzey's Building)Architect/BuilderOriginal buildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
D1905-06047-BLX-2042-NRDLouis Bowen House, 555 Howard AvenueArchitectOriginal BuildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
D1905047-BLX-0026-NRD-MLO.G. Swetman House, 1516 Beach Boulevard, West, 1210 Beach BoulevardArchitectOriginal buildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
D1924047-BLX-2421-X(Old) Dukate Elementary School, 435 Howard AvenueArchitectOriginal buildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
D1926047-BLX-0005-NRD-Xhouse, 1132 Beach Boulevard, West, 1092 Beach BoulevardArchitectOriginal buildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.