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Linn Charles Smith

Linn Charles Smith, American architect. award School Exec; awards Progressive Architecture, 1957, 58; award University Mich.


  • Smith, Linn Charles was born on December 15, 1917 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles Montgomery and Floy (LeFurgey) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan, 1942.


    • With architectural firms Lyndon and Smith, Detroit, 1942, Maynard Lyndon, Los Angeles, 1945, Eberle M. Smith Associates, Inc., Detroit, 1945-1954. Private practice, Birmingham, Michigan, 1954-1956. President firm Smith, Tarapata, MacMahon, Inc., Birmingham, 1956-1959, Linn Smith Associates, Inc., Birmingham, 1959-1969, 74-76, Linn Smith, Demiene, Adams, Inc., 1969-1974.

      Vice president architecture Ellis/Naeyaert/Genheimer Associates, Inc., Troy, Michigan, from 1976. Principal works include, high schools in area.


    Member city plan board, Birmingham, 1959-1972, chairman, 1963, 68. Member committee school building Michigan Department Public Instruction, 1954. Member National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1963-1969, president, 1968-1969.

    Served to Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. George G. Booth travelling fellow in architecture University of Michigan, 1947. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (regional director 1959-1962).

    Member Michigan Society Architects (president 1953-1954, board directors 1950-1956), Architects Society Ohio (honorary), Alpha Rho Chi.


    • Married Grace Walker, September 10, 1938. Children: Cece Marianne, Linn Charles, Kim Walker.
    • father: Charles Montgomery Smith
    • mother: Floy (LeFurgey) Smith
    • spouse: Grace Walker
    • children: Cece Marianne Smith
    • Linn Charles Smith
    • Kim Walker Smith
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    Born December 15, 1917