William Harrison II Sculptor and artisan

September 14, 1993

William G. Harrison II, a third- PHOTOgeneration stonecutter, sculptor and artisan, died Friday of a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Because of ill health, the 63-year-old Towson resident retired in 1983 from Mullan Harrison Co., a stonecutting business at Paca and Mulberry streets in Baltimore founded in 1904 by his grandfather, George W. Harrison.

He attended the McDonogh School and was a 1952 graduate of the Maryland Institute, where he received a Rinehart Scholarship to study art.

Working with his father, who was the designer and draftsman, he took part in such projects as the renovation of City Hall in the 1970s as well as buildings at the Johns Hopkins University. He carved the corner stone for the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse and sculpted friezes for the Baltimore Hebrew Temple and the Social Security Administration building in Woodlawn. Other works include the memorial tablets in St. Mary's City commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of Maryland and a memorial tablet at Boys' Latin School.

A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 W. Seminary Ave., Lutherville. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the parish hall.

He is survived by his second wife, Elza S. Harrison of Towson; his father, William G. Harrison Jr. of Towson; a son, Allen Harrison of White Marsh; a daughter, Virginia Antos of Nokesville, Va.; a sister, Nancy Tauber of East Greenwich, R.I.; two stepchildren, Mark Davis of Charlottesville, Va., and Leslie Davis of Beloit, Wis.; and two grandsons.

The family suggested contributions to the Church of the Holy Comforter or the Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, 666 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201.

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