Coverdale & Colpitts

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I enjoyed Bob Hansonís RDC article in the latest issue of the Right Way. It did remind me of something I have been wondering about. I have read a little about Hugh Coverdale and how he purchased the TA&G in 1929 and how his firm of Coverdale & Colpitts ran it up till the Siskin era. I have also read similar stories about RRs contracting with them to evaluate their operation. My question is this, is Coverdale & Colpitts still around and if not what happened to them?

Many Thanks, Warren

-- Warren D. Stephens (wdstephens@prodigy.net), April 23, 2002

Answers

I am Hugh Coverdale Jr.'s grandson. And I have been looking for information on his family's life. I was curious to know if anyone has historical information on Coverdale and Walpitts?

Thank you for your time.

-- Daniel Delac (deladant@yahoo.com), November 29, 2002.


I am one of Walter Colpitts' grandchildren. It is interesting to read that there is still interest in Coverdale and Colpitts.

-- audrey colpitts van voorhis (avvarnp@msn.com), September 06, 2002.

I would be happy to send you what I have. Please get with me off list.

-- Warren D. Stephens (wdstephens@prodigy.net), June 29, 2002.

Coverdale & Colpitts, founded in 1904, became Broadview Research Corporation in 1957, and in 1964 was reorganized as URS Corporation. URS is ranked the nation's #1 engineering design firm by Engineering News Record, and has 16,000 employees in over 300 worldwide offices. URS has a long tradition of transportation projects.

As an architectural historian for URS Corporation, I am interested in the early history of Coverdale & Colpitts and would value a copy of this article. I work with a number of former Georgians as well...

Thanks,

-- (caleb_christopher@urscorp.com), June 26, 2002.


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