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Architect John T. Rowland

John T. Rowland (1872-1/22/1945) Jersey City, New Jersey

Formerly in independent practice in Jersey City, after 1941 Mr. Rowland served as architect of the City Board of Education. He was born in Rockland County, New York, and after an early education in Hasbrouck, New Jersey studied architecture at Cornell University. Starting practice in Jersey City in 1900, Mr. Rowland planned a number of important buildings, including the Harry Moore School for Crippled Children; Labor Bank Building in Journal Square; nine units of the new Medical Center; Duncan Arts Apartments, and several smaller commercial buildings. While serving as Architect to the City Board of Education, he designed four of the local High Schools, twenty-four Grade Schools, and also a number of Parochial Schools.