1875

1894

July 13: Walter Stafford Vaughan born in Cambridge, Mass. on July 13, 1894 to Walter Clifton Vaughan and Mosetta Isabella Stafford.

1900

1918–1919

Stafford Vaughan attends the Harvard Graduate Program in Architecture; earns Masters

1919–1922

Stafford Vaughan apprentices at the office of Charles Freely Loring, Jr. in Boston

1922–1924

Stafford Vaughan awarded Julia Armory Appleton Fellowship in Architecture for study at the American Academy of Rome; travels in Europe

1924

Walter and Etta Vaughan visit Stafford Vaughan in Rome; Walter collects medieval ironwork and hardware

c. 1924–1933

Stafford Vaughan works for various architects in New York

1925

c. 1933–1941

Stafford Vaughan joins Ostrander & Eshleman, solidifying partnership with the W.C. Vaughan Co.

c. 1935

Stafford Vaughan designs W.C. Vaughan’s lever handle 637, later used on the front door of the Gropius house

c. 1941

Stafford Vaughan leaves Ostrander & Eshleman, joins the W.C. Vaughan Co.

1943

Walter Vaughan retires; divides shares in W.C. Vaughan between Stafford Vaughan and Elmer Pratt

1943

Stafford Vaughan becomes president of W.C. Vaughan

1950

1964

Stafford Vaughan retires; Elmer Pratt becomes president of W.C. Vaughan

1967

Walter Stafford Vaughan dies

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