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Grant Miles Simon

Grant Miles Simon, American architect. Recipient Freedoms Foundation Award, 1958; Colonial Philadelphia Historical Society Award, 1961. Served on Committee of American Embassy, Paris, France, 1914-1915. American Committee for Relief of French Students, 1914-1918.; Fellow American Institute Architects; member Society Beaux Arts Architects.; Club: Union League. Lithographer and painter.

Background

  • Simon, Grant Miles was born on October 2, 1887 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frederick Paul and Mary Ann Simon.

  • Education

    • Student School Industrial Art., 1905-1906. Bachelor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1911, Master of Science, 1911. Educated T Square Atelier, 1907-1909, Academy of Fine Arts, 1907-1908, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 1914-1915.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Jane Holcombe. Married second, Georgette Archer, June 14, 1941, 3 sons, Adrian, John, Philip. Architect for Meade Memorial, Washington, Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Fidelity-Philadelphia Bank and Office Building, and University Club, both Philadelphia also various banking, office, and institutional buildings, and residences.

      Architect for restoration various houses, Philadelphia. Consultant on city and town planning. In governmental work, 1942-1944.

      Advisory architect Philadelphia National Shrines Park Commission, 1947. Executive architect, University of Pennsylvania plan of development, from 1948. Painter private and public collections.

      Chairman Philadelphia Historical Commission.

    Works

    • Author: Historic Germantown (with World War II M. and M. B. Tinkcom), 1954. The Beginnings of Philadelphia, 1957.

    Membership

    Served on Committee of American Embassy, Paris, France, 1914-1915. American Committee for Relief of French Students, 1914-1918. Fellow American Institute Architects.

    Member Society Beaux Arts Architects. Club: Union League. Lithographer and painter.

    Connections

    • Married Jamie Holcombe Hearin, April.; married second, Georgette Archer, June 14, 1941, 3 sons, Adrian, John, Philip.
    • father: Frederick Paul
    • mother: Mary Ann Simon
    • spouses: Jamie Holcombe Hearin
    • Georgette Archer
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    Born October 2, 1887
    Died March 4, 1967
    (aged 79)
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