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Benjamin Howard Marshall

architect.

Benjamin Howard Marshall, American architect.

Background

Marshall, Benjamin Howard was born on May 5, 1874 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Caleb H. and Celia F. (LeBaillie) Marshall.

Education

Educated Harvard Seh., Chicago.

Career

At 19 became office boy for H. R. Wilson, architect, and at 21 was given half interest in the business, the firm becoming Wilson & Marshall. Practiced alone, 1902-1905. With Charles E. Fox, as Marshall & Fox, 1905-1924.

Firm architects Blackstone Hotel, Blackstone Theatre, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Drake Hotel, Steger Building, Burlington Building (Chicago), Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Building (Milwaukee), Forrest Theatre (Philadelphia), Maxine Elliott’s Theatre (New York). Drew plans for Victory Memorial, Chicago tribute to heroes of World War. In practice alone since 1924.

Architect for Warren Wright residence, Edgewater Gulf Hotel, 209 Lake Shore Drive, Edgewater Beach Apts., Lawsonia Club Hotel, Drake Tower. Home: Drake Hotel. Office: Palmolive Building, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Walton, February 1, 1905. Children: Elizabeth H., Benjamin H., Dorothy.

father:
Caleb H. Marshall

mother:
Celia F. (LeBaillie) Marshall

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Walton

children:
Elizabeth H. Marshall

Benjamin H. Marshall

Dorothy Marshall