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Delbert Perry was the principal of his own New Britain Architectural firm (formerly Unkelback & Perry) which was established in 1919. He was born in 1875 in Wyoming County New York and died in 1954. He is best to be remembered for his design of New Britain’s Spanish-American War Memorial in Willow Brook Park. qv. He assisted in the construction and design of a psychiatric ward at New Britain’s hospital. According to the Annual Report of the Connecticut Historical Society “Delbert K. Perry of New Britain joined the Society as a member May 16, 1936 [despite being] a prominent architect and past president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.” He collaborated with Prof. Robert G. Eberhard (born Geneva, Switzerland, 1884) of Yale who executed the bronze plaques for the Spanish American War Memorial.

Inscriptions on the Spanish- American War Memorial sculpted by Robert Eberhardt and Delbert Perry

Map of Delbert Perry Works


  • Multiple Authors. American Architect and Architecture, Volume 115, Part 2. Arkose Press, October 16, 2015. : The firm was located at 408 City Hall, New Britain.