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Frederic Charles Hirons

Frederic Charles Hirons, British architect. Decorated Legion of Honor (France), 1926.


  • Hirons, Frederic Charles was born on March 28, 1882 in Birmingham, England. Son of Charles Frederic and Esther (Rushton) Hirons.

  • Education

    • Came with parents to the United States, 1892. Graduate Boston Technology, 1903. Student École des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1904-1909.

      Rotch scholar, 1904; Paris prize fellow, 1906. Master of Science (honorary) Catholic University of America.


    • Began practice as architect at New York City, 1909. Principal works: George Rogers Clark Memorial, Indiana. Worcester (Massachusetts) War Memorial Auditorium.

      Rockland County Court House, New York City, New York. Beaux-Arts Institute of Design Building, New York. Davidson Company Courthouse, Nashville.

      A.N.A., 1931; member American Institute Architects, Beaux Arts Institute Design, Cercle Interallie, Beaux Art Society of Architects (president 1937-1939).


    Clubs: Yale, Century.


    • Married Edna Bushnell Post, August 24, 1910. Children: Cornelia Post, Priscilla Bushnell (Mistress D. C. Watson), Frederic Charles.
    • father: Charles Frederic Hirons
    • mother: Esther (Rushton) Hirons
    • spouse: Edna Bushnell Post
    • children: Cornelia Post Hirons
    • Priscilla Bushnell Hirons (Mistress D. C. Watson)
    • Frederic Charles Hirons
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    Born March 28, 1882
    Died January 23, 1942
    (aged 59)