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Edward Paul Simon

Edward Paul Simon, American architect and engineer. member firm Caldwell & Simon, 1903-1906, Edward P. Simon, 1907-1908, Simon & Bassett, 1908-1919; Member American Institute Architects, Architectural League of New York, American Society Professional Engineers, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Society of Architects.; Mason.

Background

  • Simon, Edward Paul was born on June 1, 1878 in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Fred Paul and Mary Ann (Miles) Simon.

  • Education

    • Graduate Central High School, Philadelphia, 1896, Drexel Institute, 1900.

    Career

    • Draftsman, Dull & Coates, architects and engrs., 1900-1903. Member firm Caldwell & Simon, 1903-1906, Edward P. Simon, 1907-1908, Simon & Bassett, 1908-1919. President and treasurer Simon & Simon, 1919-1926, Office of Edward P. Simon since 1926.

      Principal works include: Manufacturers Club, Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Building, Strawbridge & Clothier Store, Drexel Institute Technology, Van Rensselaer Dormitory for Women, Curtis Hall of Engineering (all Philadelphia). Meade Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia. First Camden (New Jersey) National Bank & Trust Company Building.

      Office building of Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone, Pennsylvania Trustee Drexel Institute (Chairman of Commission on buildings and grounds).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member firm Caldwell & Simon, 1903-1906, Edward P. Simon, 1907-1908, Simon & Bassett, 1908-1919. Member American Institute Architects, Architectural League of New York, American Society Professional Engineers, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Society of Architects. Mason.; Clubs: T Square, Midday.

    Connections

    • Married Edith M. Darby, November 5, 1904. Children: Marion Darby, Elizabeth Esten.
    • father: Fred Paul Simon
    • mother: Mary Ann (Miles) Simon
    • spouse: Edith M. Darby
    • children: Marion Darby Simon
    • Elizabeth Esten Simon
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    Born June 1, 1878
    Died March 19, 1949
    (aged 70)
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