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Franklin Oliver Adams

Franklin Oliver Adams, American architect. member of Municipal Housing Com to study Negro housing conditions in Tampa; member President Hoover’s Building Congress.; Fellow American Institute Architects; member Florida Association of Architects, Tampa Association of Architects, Kappa Alpha (Southern).

Background

  • Adams, Franklin Oliver was born on July 5, 1881 in Louisiana, United States. Son of Franklin Oliver and Susan (Drake) Adams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Centenary College, Louisiana, 1901, student University of Chicago, 1902, Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1907.

    Career

    • High school teacher and principal, 1901-1904. In office of Newhall Blevins, architects, 1907. In office of Harry B. Wheelock, architect, 1909-1914.

      Opened own office in Tampa, March, 1914. Assistant state architect of North Carolina, 1919-1920. Own office in Tampa from 1920.

      Assisted in organizing Tampa Builders Exchange, the Tampa Civic Art Commission. Member of Municipal Housing Com to study Negro housing conditions in Tampa. Appointed to Constructed Appeals Board, under N.R.A. by President Roosevelt.

      Member President Hoover’s Building Congress.

    Membership

    Member of Municipal Housing Com to study Negro housing conditions in Tampa. Member President Hoover’s Building Congress. Fellow American Institute Architects.

    Member Florida Association of Architects, Tampa Association of Architects, Kappa Alpha (Southern). Clubs: Tampa Executives’.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Kilbride, July 9, 1914. Children: Franklin Oliver, III, Caroline.
    • father: Franklin Oliver Adams
    • mother: Susan (Drake) Adams
    • spouse: Caroline Kilbride
    • children: Franklin Oliver Adams
    • III Adams
    • Caroline Adams
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    Born July 5, 1881
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