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Louis Philippe Smithey

Louis Philippe Smithey, American architect. Member Roanoke Board Zoning Appeals, 1953-1964.; Served in the United States Army, World War I and II, advanced to rank of lieutenant colonel; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president Virginia chapter 1940); member Roanoke Chamber of Commerce (director 1947-1948, president 1947), Roanoke Valley Heart Association (president 1952), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Alpha.

Background

  • Smithey, Louis Philippe was born on June 7, 1890 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States. Son of William Rosser and Nannie Jane Elizabeth (Greene) Smithey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Randolph-Macon College, 1909, A.M., 1910. Student Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1910-1914, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1914-1915.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Nancy Terrill. Partner, Smithey & Tardy, architects and engrs., Roanwke, Virginia, 1922-1927. Private practice, Roanoke, 1927-1935.

      Partner Smithey & Boynton, architects and engrs., Roanoke, since 1935. Projects include home office Shenandoah Life Insurance Company, 1st Presbyterian Church, South Roanoke Methodist Church, Huntington Court Methodist Church, Municipal Stadium (all Roanoke), brick dormitory group Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, others.

    Membership

    Member Roanoke Board Zoning Appeals, 1953-1964. Served in the United States Army, World War I and II, advanced to rank of lieutenant colonel. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president Virginia chapter 1940).

    Member Roanoke Chamber of Commerce (director 1947-1948, president 1947), Roanoke Valley Heart Association (president 1952), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Kiwanis (president 1941), Shenandoah (Roanoke).

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Terrill, June 11, 1938.
    • father: William Rosser Smithey
    • mother: Nannie Jane Elizabeth (Greene) Smithey
    • spouse: Dorothy Terrill
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    Born June 7, 1890
    Died August 18, 1966
    (aged 76)
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