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Louis Kamper

Louis Kamper, German architect. Member American Institute of Architects, Michigan Society Architects, Detroit Engineering Society.

Background

  • Kamper, Louis was born on March 11, 1861 in Rheinpfatz, Bavaria. Son of Peter and Maria (Esch) Kamper.

  • Education

    • Educated technical schools, Germany.

    Career

    • 1 son, Paul (deceased). Came to United States, 1882, naturalized citizen. Draftsman with McKim, Meade and White, New York City, until 1889.

      Member Scott, Kamper & Scott, Detroit, 1889-1891, alone since 1892. Director Indstl. Morris Plan Bank. Architect: Michigan Building, Buffalo (New York) Exposition, 1902.

      Providence Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Roseland Mausoleum, Cadillac Square Building, Book Building, Washington Boulevard Building, Eaton Tower, Book-Cadillac Hotel, Savoy Hotel, Industrial Bank Building, Bank of Detroit, Tappin Schools, Detroit Municipal Water Board Building (all of Detroit). Huntington Building and Roosevelt Hotel (both of Miami, Florida). Westover Hotel, New York City.

      Schaefer Building, Dearborn, Michigan. Saginaw Court House; etc.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member American Institute of Architects, Michigan Society Architects, Detroit Engineering Society. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Athletic, Detroit Country.

    Connections

    • Married Emilie Kling, July 23, 1892 (died June 3, 1946).
    • father: Peter Kamper
    • mother: Maria (Esch) Kamper
    • spouse: Emilie Kling
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    Born March 11, 1861
    Died February 24, 1953
    (aged 91)
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