By Stanley C. Ramsey
New York: William Helburn, inc, 1919. Handsome old hardcover devoted to this interesting subject. Bearing the firm stamp of Treanor & Fatio and their Manhattan address. This was Maurice Fatio’s original firm. Some browning to text pages. Covers have some wear at extemities, tears at base of spine (visible in first photograph.
In 1920, he came to New York City where he first worked for society architect Harrie T. Lindeberg. He soon branched out on his own in partnership with William A. Treanor who was twenty years his senior. In May 1923, the 26-year-old Fatio was voted the most popular architect in New York.
He moved to Palm Beach, Florida in 1925 and opened an office there In Palm Beach, he began designing harmonious Mediterranean-style houses and eventually branched out into everything from Georgian to contemporary. In 1929, he married Eleanor Chase, a prominent Palm Beach society girl and novelist, in New York City.