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Earl Howell Reed

Earl Howell Reed, American architect. Recipient Edward C. Kemper award, 1960, Meritorious Service award Department of Interior, 1963. Fellow American Institute Arcihtects (president Chicago 1933-1934, now Chairman of Commission preservation historic buildings); member Delta Kappa Epsilon.; Club: Cliff Dwellers.

Background

  • Reed, Earl Howell was born on September 14, 1884 in Norwood Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Earl Howell and Carrie (Collins) Reed.

  • Education

    • Graduate Chicago Manual Tng School, 1902. B. Architecture, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1907. Student Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1909-1913.

      Certificate industrial engineering Illinois Institute Technology-Lewis Institute, 1943.

    Career

    • With architects, Chicago and Paris, including Holabird & Roche, Edward H. Bennett, Chaussmich, others. Independent practice architecture since 1914. Head architectural department Armour Institute Technology, 1924-1936.

      Now member of advisory board council on National Parks, History Sites, Buildings and Monuments, Department of Interior. Works include Roycemore and Willard libraries, Evanston Municipal Building, Lincoln Nursery and Dixon Childrens’ buildings. Restorations, 3d State House, Vandalia, Old Market House, Galena, Rothschild and other residences, district officer History American Building Survey, 1933, compiled Selected Plates, 1933-1935.

      Consultant Chicago Plan. Commission, Woodlawn Conservation Project, 1939. Chairman microfilming project The Art Institute of Chicago.

      Lecturer on Midwest Pioneer architecture.

    Works

    • Works include Roycemore and Willard libraries, Evanston Municipal Building, Lincoln Nursery and Dixon Childrens’ buildings. Restorations, 3d State House, Vandalia, Old Market House, Galena, Rothschild and other residences, district officer History American Building Survey, 1933, compiled Selected Plates, 1933-1935. Consultant Chicago Plan.

      Commission, Woodlawn Conservation Project, 1939. Chairman microfilming project The Art Institute of Chicago. Lecturer on Midwest Pioneer architecture.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Arcihtects (president Chicago 1933-1934, now Chairman of Commission preservation historic buildings). Member Delta Kappa Epsilon. Club: Cliff Dwellers.

    Connections

    • Married Edith Lobdell, 1917 (deceased).; married second, Marion Tufts, 1939. Children: Dorothy, Joanne (Mistress Brainerd S. Bates).
    • father: Earl Howell Reed
    • mother: Carrie (Collins) Reed
    • spouses: Edith Lobdell
    • second
    • children: Dorothy Reed
    • Joanne Reed (Mistress Brainerd S. Bates)
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    Born September 14, 1884
    Died January 28, 1968
    (aged 83)
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