John Wellborn Root

John Wellborn Root bio

Birth Name: John Wellborn Root

Occupation: Architect

Place Of Birth: GA

Date Of Birth: January 10, 1850

Date Of Death: January 15, 1891

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

John Wellborn Root was born on the 10th of January, 1850. He was popular for being a Architect. 19th-century American architect whose buildings have been designated National Historic and Chicago Landmarks and also have been entered into the National Register of Historic Places. Known for co-founding the Chicago School style of architecture. He was awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 1958.

John Wellborn Root was born in GA. He graduated from New York University in 1869 and first worked with James Renwick, Jr., then with John Butler Snook. His time with Snook allowed him to serve as a construction supervisor on Warren and Wetmore’s Grand Central Terminal. He died of pneumonia while working on plans for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

John Wellborn Root was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Wellborn Root was born in 1850s.

John Wellborn Root is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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John Wellborn Root’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on John Wellborn Root’s parents.

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Personal Life

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John Wellborn Root was born in the Year of the Dog.

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REAL NAME: John Wellborn Root
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: John Wellborn Root was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: John Wellborn Root was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: John Wellborn Root had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

John Wellborn Root’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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