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George Dewitt Mason

George Dewitt Mason, American architect. Mason & Company, Inc., since January 1, 1920.; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects; member Michigan Society of Architects, Detroit Engineering Society, American Federation of Arts.; Mason (32 degree).

Background

  • Mason, George Dewitt was born on July 4, 1856 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of James H. and Zada E. (Griffin) Mason.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools of Detroit and Syracuse. Studied in Europe in 1884, 1911, 1924, 1928-1930. Honorary Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1928.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Lilian (Mistress James D. Fulton). Began study of architecture in office of Henry T. Brush, Detroit, 1873. Member firm.

    Works

    • Works include the Masonic Temple, Pontchartrain Hotel, Lincoln Motor Car Company plant, Detroit Yacht Club, Standard Savings and Loan Association Building, and several churches and theatres, in Detroit, Michigan, Cleveland, O., and Quebec and Toronto, Canada. Government Appointment for 3 housing projects in Detroit: The Brewster, The Parkside, The Herman Gardens now nearly finished on 160 acres for 2150 families in 239 buildings. First president Michigan State Board for the Registration of Architects, 1915-1920.

      President National Council of Architectural Registration Bds., 1928.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Mason & Company, Inc., since January 1, 1920.; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member Michigan Society of Architects, Detroit Engineering Society, American Federation of Arts.

    Mason (32 degree).; Clubs: Detroit.

    Connections

    • Married Ida Whitaker, May 31, 1882.
    • father: James H. Mason
    • mother: Zada E. (Griffin) Mason
    • spouse: Ida Whitaker
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