From the original 1983 article:

Walter Leedy, an Associate* Professor of Art at Cleveland State University, was born in Detroit and grew up in Dearborn. He received the degrees of Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, and did graduate work at the University of California/Santa Barbara, and the Courtauld Institute of Art of the University of London, where he received a Ph.D. in the History of European Art, majoring in Medical Art and Architecture. He is a specialist in medieval fan vaulting, and an article by him on that subject appears in the February, 1983 issue of Scientific American. His book Fan Vaulting: A Study of Form, Technology, and Meaning, was published in 1980 by the Scholar Press in London, and he is author of numerous articles and papers on medieval architecture. His interest in the construction of the Terminal Tower arose after he spent a summer studying dozens of boxes of old papers and drawings stored in an abandoned employees' lavatory in the Tower; this led him to 90 filing cabinets of Terminal Tower records in the possession of Mr. Gerald Adams, who has since donated the materials to the CSU Libraries. At the right, Professor Leedy is shown with a small portion of these archives (Photo: Milic)


* Note: Dr. Leedy is currently a full Professor of Art


Dr. Leedy passed away November 8th, 2006.

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