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Philip Hubert Frohman

Philip Hubert Frohman, American architect. Decorated Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifix (Pope John).

Background

  • Frohman, Philip Hubert was born on November 16, 1887 in New York City. Son of Gustave and Marie (Hubert) Frohman.

  • Education

    • Educated Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California, 1899-1903, Throop College Engineering (now California Institute Technology), specializing in art, architectural engineering and сivil engineering, 1903-1907.

    Career

    • April 1955); children—Mary, Alice. Married second, Mary Ann Evans, February 27, 1957 (deceased March 1970). Began practice as architect at Pasadena, California, 1908.

      Member Frohman & Martin, 1909-1917. Opened office in Boston, 1919. Member Frohman, Robb & Little, 1920-1934.

      Private practice 1934-1972. Opened office in Washington, 1924, continuing association with former partners in Boston and California on certain projects. Specializes in church architecture.

      Architects of National Episcopal Cathedral, Washington, Maryland. Cathedral, Baltimore, Trinity College Chapel, Hartford, Connecticut, Catholic Cathedral, Los Angeles, and other monumental churches. Consultant architect Kent School Chapel, also various chs.

      Consultant architect cathedral projects.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Catholic

    Membership

    Member Frohman & Martin, 1909-1917. Member Frohman, Robb & Little, 1920-1934. Served with United States Army, 1917-1919.

    (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (member Washington chapter). Member National Cathedral Association, Guild Religious Architecture, Liturgical Art Society, The Restorers of Mount Carmel in Maryland., American Ord. Association (life).; Club: Gibson Island.

    Specialist in structural engineering as applied to cathedrals, etc. Regarded as an authority on Romanesque and Gothic architecture, stained glass, and also on design and voicing of church organs and in field of science of mus. sounds. Inventor electric organs and various apparatus for electrical reproduction of mus. sounds.

    Writer on ecclesiastical art and architecture.

    Connections

    • Married Olivia Avery, July 15, 1922 (deceased.; married second, Mary Ann Evans, February 27, 1957 (deceased. Children: Mary, Alice.
    • father: Gustave Frohman
    • mother: Marie (Hubert) Frohman
    • spouses: Olivia Avery
    • Mary Ann Evans
    • children: Mary Frohman
    • Alice Frohman
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    Born November 16, 1887
    Died August 7, 1972
    (aged 84)
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