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Ennis Raymond Austin

Ennis Raymond Austin, American architect. Fellow American Institute of Architects; member Indiana Chapter American International Assurance (president, 1911-1912), Indiana Society Architects, South Bend Architectural.

Background

  • Austin, Ennis Raymond was born on August 30, 1863 in Owasco, Cayuga County, New York, United States. Son of John Rooks and Louise Ann (Prentice) Austin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Cornell Univercity, 1886.

    Career

    • Began with N. LeBrun & Sons, architects, New York City, 1887. With John Du Fais, and Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, 1888-1892. Member firm of Parker & Austin, architects, South Bend, Indiana, 1892-1901.

      Superintendent of construction, United States Treasury Department, 1901-1906. Firm of Schneider & Austin, South Bend, 1906-1909. Member Austin & Shambleau, 1909-1940.

      Firm designed South Bend Federal Building, Building & Loan Tower, several city school buildings, etc. Now retired.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member Indiana Chapter American International Assurance (president, 1911-1912), Indiana Society Architects, South Bend Architectural. Clubs: Rotary, Indiana.

    Connections

    • Married Elsie E. Woodworth, October 5, 1887 (died March 19, 1937). Married second, Melvina Brady, January 11, 1940.
    • father: John Rooks Austin
    • mother: Louise Ann (Prentice) Austin
    • spouses: Elsie E. Woodworth
    • Melvina Brady
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    Born August 30, 1863
    Died January 15, 1951
    (aged 87)
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