Theodore Link
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Theodore Link

Theodore Link
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Born(1850-03-17)March 17, 1850
DiedNovember 12, 1923(1923-11-12) (aged 73)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Resting placeBellefontaine Cemetery
Annie Fuller
(m. 1875)
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Theodore C. Link, FAIA, (March 17, 1850 - November 12, 1923) was a German-born American architect.

Early life

Theodore C. Link was born on March 17, 1850 near Heidelberg, Germany. He was trained in engineering at the University of Heidelberg and the École Centrale Paris.[1]


St. Louis Union Station

Link emigrated to the United States, arriving in St. Louis in 1873 to work for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad company. He married Annie Fuller on September 22, 1875.[1] That year, St. Louis Surveyor Julius Pitzman recommended him to the job of superintendent of public parks for St. Louis, and after a four-year interim as a German-language newspaper publisher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Link returned to St. Louis just after the turn of the century as one of the architects for the 1904 World's Fair. In 1901 he won the competition to design the new Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson, which was completed two years later. He also "designed most of the buildings for LSU when the campus was relocated in the 1920s."[2]


Link died in Baton Rouge while working on the new Louisiana State University campus,[3] and was interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. In 1995 was awarded a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.[4]


Among the 100+ buildings he designed:



  1. ^ a b c The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. XII. James T. White & Company. 1904. p. 104. Retrieved 2020 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Louisiana State University Architectural Drawings by Theodore Link, Louisiana Digital Library, Baton Rouge, LA
  3. ^ Tofts, Caroline Hewes. "Theodore C. Link, FAIA (1850-1923)" in Landmarks Association of St Louis (accessed February 2, 2015)
  4. ^ St. Louis Walk of Fame. "St. Louis Walk of Fame Inductees". Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Second Presbyterian Church St. Louis, Missouri". American Presbyterians. 68 (3): 206. Fall 1990. JSTOR 23332669.
  6. ^ Potter, Janet Greenstein (1996). Great American Railroad Stations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 295. ISBN 978-0471143895.
  7. ^ Railroad Gazette. Railroad gazette. January 1, 1902.
  8. ^ Warren, Mame. Come Cheer for Washington and Lee. Washington & Lee University Press (Meridian Printing), 1998, p. 12.

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