Julian Francis Abele (1881-1950)

Julian Abele, the first Professional African-American Architect

Abele was trained under the noted Beaux-Arts architect Horace Trumbauer of Philadelphia, working on several projects with him including Shadow Lawn. Still working for Trumbauer, Abele drew up the plans for the James B. Duke House on Fifth Avenue, New York.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 30/10/2018 and last updated on 22/02/2019.