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Robert Hall Orr

Robert Hall Orr, Canadian architect. Member National Guard of California, Cavalry, 1899-1902. Director State Association of California Architects (past president and treasurer).; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (sponsor of unification of architectural profession, 1931.

Background

  • Orr, Robert Hall was born in 1873 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Son of James Sample and Mary (Graham) Orr.

  • Education

    • Brought to the United States, 1881, naturalized 1894. Student of architecture University of Illinois, 1906-1908.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Faith (Mistress William W. Givens). Draftsman in office of W.H. Weeks, San Francisco, California, 1899-1906. In private practice of architecture since 1908.

      Designer of many chs., Pacific Coast. Project engineer, inspector, F.P.H.A., 1942-1945. Formed architectural firm, Orr, Strange and Inslee, 1949.

      President of the Board Building and Safety Commissioners, City of Los Angeles, 1930-1934. President Architects Bureau, Ltd.

    Membership

    Member National Guard of California, Cavalry, 1899-1902. Director State Association of California Architects (past president and treasurer). (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (sponsor of unification of architectural profession, 1931.

    Connections

    • Married Hilda Letitia Eaton, July 23, 1902.
    • father: James Sample Orr
    • mother: Mary (Graham) Orr
    • spouse: Hilda Letitia Eaton
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