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Charles Motier Nes Jr. ’28 *29

Published in Oct. 11, 1989, issue

Charlie Nes, a prominent architect in Baltimore, died at his home in Cockeysville, Md., on Apr. 30. He was a native of York, Penn., and prepared for college at the Gilman School. At Princeton, he majored in architecture and was a member of Cloister Inn. He also studied archi¬tecture as a graduate student at Princeton.

Charlie then worked at a succession of architectural firms in Baltimore. He attained wide recognition as a designer of homes, hospitals, schools, and office build¬ings. In 1966, he was elected president of the American Inst. of Architects. He belonged to various architectural academies and institutes in this country, Canada, and England, and he served on the advisory committee to Princeton's School of Architecture. During WWII, Char¬lie served as a photograph interpreter for the U.S. Army Air Force in England and helped plan D-Day. He at¬tained the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre. Charlie was an avid golfer and collector of books and stamps. He was a member of the Maryland Club and served as president of the Green Spring Valley Country Club for two terms.

Charlie married Kathleen Garnham on Jan. 16, 1948. He is survived by her; a son, Charles III; a brother, David M. '39; and four grandchildren. A daughter, Ethel Nes Boardman, died in 1969. The Class of 1928 will miss Charlie Nes, a classmate who was greatly admired as an outstanding architect and appreciated as a loyal friend. Our deepest sympathy is with his widow and family.

The Class of 1928

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