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John Hall Rankin

John Hall Rankin, American architect.


  • Rankin, John Hall was born on September 23, 1868 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Washington and Maria Amelia (Jefferies) Rankin.

  • Education

    • Graduate Lock Haven High School, 1885. Special course in architecture, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1886-1888.


    • In practice at Philadelphia, 1891-1941. Member Rankin & Kellogg, 1891-1903, Rankin, Kellogg & Crane, 1903-1925, Rankin & Kellogg since 1925, Rankin, Kellogg & Doe, since 1943. Consultant architects Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 1938.

      Designers State Asylum for Chronic Insane. Free Public Library, Newark, New Jersey. United States Physician organization buildings, at Camden, New Jersey, and Indianapolis.

      Philadelphia (new); administration building, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington. Mechanic Arts High School, St. Paul. United States Army Supply Depot, Fort.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served as Second lieutenant, battalion adjunct 2d Pennsylvania Vols. Infantry, Spanish-American War. Member and 1st president Pennsylvania State Board Examiners of Architects, 1919-1940.

    (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (past president Philadelphia chapter. Member Southern Pennsylvania chapter). Member S.R., Society War of 1812, Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, Naval and Military Order of Spanish-American War.

    Clubs: T-Square (Philadelphia).


    • Married Mistress.
    • father: William Washington Rankin
    • mother: Maria Amelia (Jefferies) Rankin
    • spouse: Mistress
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    Born September 23, 1868
    Died June 19, 1952
    (aged 83)