Saturday, May 11, 2013

Yook Yee Wong in Boston and at MIT

Yook Yee Wong
(Huang Yuyu / 黄玉瑜)

1920 Boston Directory
Wong Yookee draftsman 122 Ames bldg rms 699 Wash
(Coolidge & Shattuck, architects)
detail, page 1687

(click images to enlarge)

Tufts College Bulletin December, 1920
Annual Catalogue 1920–1921
Catalogue of Tufts College 1920–1921
Bromfield-Pearson School
Wong, Yook Yee ce [Civil and Structural Engineering] Boston

1922 Boston Directory 
Wong Yook-Yee draftsman 122 Ames bldg res 32 Tyler
(Coolidge & Shattuck, architects)
detail, page 1775

Boston Globe
July 23, 1922
Chinatown Proud of It’s Boy Scouts—and It Has Good Reason for It
“...Y.Y. Wong is the physical instructor....”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Reports of the President and Treasurer
June 30, 1923
The F.W. Chandler Prizes
Triglyph Fraternity Prizes

1923 Technique
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rifle Club

Architectural Society

Wong, Yook Yee, 1924, 95 Wing Lock St., Hong Kong, China

1924 Technique
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chinese Students’ Club

Architectural Society

Wong, Yook Yee, 1924, Hong Kong, China

1925 Technique
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wong, Yook Yee, 1925, 95 Wing Lock St., Hong Kong, China

American Institute of Architects
Member, 1925

Boston Globe
June 16, 1925
Complete List of Degrees Conferred by Technology

After graduation, Wong resumed work at
Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch & Abbott, architects;
one of his co-workers was Edward Durell Stone;
Stone and Wong worked on the Fabyan Building.

F.D.S. [Full Scale Drawing]
Number 86
1st Floor Balustrade
Y.Y.W. [Yook Yee Wong]
September 2, 1926

 3/4" Scale
Number 95
Malleable Cast Iron Bal Basement 2nd Floor
Y.Y. W. [Yook Yee Wong]
September 27, 1926

1928 Boston Directory
Wong Yook-Yee draftsman 122 Ames bldg res 11 Hanson
(Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch & Abbott, architects)
detail, page 2030

1929 Boston Directory
Wong Yook-Yee draftsman 122 Ames bldg res 11 Hanson
(Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch & Abbott, architects)
detail, page 2065

U.S. Department of Labor
Form 432
March 11, 1929

March 18, 1929
Chinese Exclusion Act Case File
interview excerpt

March 24, 1929
Yook Yee Wong and family departed for China;
going by rail from Boston to Vancouver,
then by steamship from Vancouver to China.

detail, March 25 letter

In China, Wong would meet Shinn-hong Howard Jee
and collaborate on a capital plan for Nanjing.

Y.Y. Wong: An Overseas Chinese Architect
Guangdong Overseas Chinese Museum
Guangzhou, China
September 2–16, 2015

(Tomorrow: Y.Y. Wong and S. Howard Jee’s Entry
in the Capital Plan for Nanjing, China)

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