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Edward Buehler Delk

Edward Buehler Delk, American architect. Awarded $1,000 prize Kansas City Liberty Memorial Competition, 1922; honor award medal, Kansas City Chapter American Institute Architects, 1930, 35, 36. Member American Institute Architect, Architectural League Kansas City, Architectural T Square.

Background

  • Delk, Edward Buehler was born on September 21, 1885 in Schoharie, New York, United States. Son of Edwin Heyl (Doctor of Divinity) and Ella R. L. (Buehler) D.

  • Education

    • Descendant of Roger Delk of Virginia, 1647. Graduate Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) Academy, 1903. Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1907.

      Graduate study University of London.

    Career

    • 1936. Began practice at Philadelphia, 1913. Moved to Kansas City, Missoury, 1920. Consultant architect, J. C. Nichols Investment Company.

      Private practice since 1924. Principal works: Tulsa Museum of Art, Theodore Gary residence, Macon, Missouri. Villa Philmonte, Cimarron, New Mexico.

      Bartlesville Country Club. John H. Kane residences, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Co-architect; Philtower Building, Tulsa.

      Kansas City Country Coub. Residences of Vernon Foster, Frank Phillips, Bartesville, Oklahoma. Municipal Starlight Theatre (summer opera), Kansas City, 1944.

      Architect (with Jo Davidson, sculptor), William Allen White Memorial, Emporia, 1945, (with Tracy Wood), Union National Bank Building, Kansas City, 1950. Co-architect Kansas U. World War II Campanile Carillon. First lieutenant, Air Service, American Expeditionary Force, United States Army, 1917-1919.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member American Institute Architect, Architectural League Kansas City, Architectural T Square. Clubs: Pennsylvania, Art (Phila).

    Connections

    • Married Jane Willis Townsend.
    • father: Edwin Heyl Delk
    • spouse: Jane Willis Townsend.
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    Born September 21, 1885
    Died September, 1956
    (aged 70)
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