Robert & Sidney Day, Architects

Robert and Sidney Day in their office

Robert and Sidney Day at work in their office in the Hotel Frederick. Robert is in the foreground and Sidney is in the background. The calendar on the wall is dated June 1909. (Sidney L. Day Collection, Special Collections, Marshall University)

   Robert Day and his son, Sydney, were two architects who practiced their craft in Huntington during the early to mid-twentieth century. Their work can seen on many buildings throughout Cabell County, including the churches, schools, businesses and residences. Their papers were donated to Marshall University by Sidney Day’s, daughter, Mary Toneson, and his granddaughter, Barabara Toneson.
   This exhibit highlights just a small part of these two men's significant work.


Created by Lisle Brown, former Curator Special Collections, © 2013, Special Collections, Marshall University