Jones at Constitution Village, Huntsville, AL
by Tony Triolo, Huntsville Times
to the Architectural Collection of Harvie P. Jones, F.A.I.A.!
Harvie P. Jones was born in Huntsville, Alabama on June 9, 1930, the
son of Howard Criner Jones, a surveyor for a local engineering firm
whose real love was for farming, and Kathleen Paul Jones, a dedicated
amateur genealogist. He grew up in the nearby town of New Market, went
to college at the Georgia Institute of Technology, earning a BS Degree
(1952) and a BArch Degree (1953). After serving in France and the United
States as a second lieutenant in the Army, he returned to Huntsville
in 1955 to begin his career, working as an architectural designer at
G. W. Jones & Sons, Engineers. In 1957, he joined W.R. Dickson,
Architect. He became a partner in Dickson, Jones & Davis, Architects,
in 1964. In 1967, he and William Herrin formed Jones & Herrin Architects/Interior
Design where Jones remained until his retirement in 1998.
His special interest in historic buildings began in 1970 with his involvement
in the re-creation of Constitution Village, a sixteen-building reconstruction
of the Huntsville site where Alabama’s first constitution was
drafted and ratified in 1819. His firm went on to be involved in over
700 historic projects, winning 26 awards for preservation between 1970
Collection of Harvie P. Jones, F.A.I.A. is housed at the Salmon Library
Archives and Special Collections. Searching this database will identify
specific papers and other holdings in the Harvie Jones Collection that
is housed at the UAH Salmon Library.
To gain access to these documents, please make a note of the citations,
including the Archives Locator. Documents can be accessed in the Archives
department during regular operating hours. You can also view the entire
Guide to the Architectural Collection
of Harvie P. Jones, F.A.I.A. in Adobe PDF format. 87pp. (2,924kb).
For more information about archives, contact Anne Coleman at 256-824-6523
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