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Benjamin Howard Marshall

Benjamin Howard Marshall, American architect.


  • Marshall, Benjamin Howard was born on May 5, 1874 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Caleb H. and Celia F. (LeBaillie) Marshall.

  • Education

    • Educated Harvard Seh., Chicago.


    • At 19 became office boy for H. R. Wilson, architect, and at 21 was given half interest in the business, the firm becoming Wilson & Marshall. Practiced alone, 1902-1905. With Charles E. Fox, as Marshall & Fox, 1905-1924.

      Firm architects Blackstone Hotel, Blackstone Theatre, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Drake Hotel, Steger Building, Burlington Building (Chicago), Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Building (Milwaukee), Forrest Theatre (Philadelphia), Maxine Elliott’s Theatre (New York). Drew plans for Victory Memorial, Chicago tribute to heroes of World War. In practice alone since 1924.

      Architect for Warren Wright residence, Edgewater Gulf Hotel, 209 Lake Shore Drive, Edgewater Beach Apts., Lawsonia Club Hotel, Drake Tower. Home: Drake Hotel. Office: Palmolive Building, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.


    • Married Mary Elizabeth Walton, February 1, 1905. Children: Elizabeth H., Benjamin H., Dorothy.
    • father: Caleb H. Marshall
    • mother: Celia F. (LeBaillie) Marshall
    • spouse: Mary Elizabeth Walton
    • children: Elizabeth H. Marshall
    • Benjamin H. Marshall
    • Dorothy Marshall
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    Born March 5, 1874
    Died June 22, 1944
    (aged 70)