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Edward Herbert Bennett, British architect. Decorated Chevalier Legion of Honor (France), 1928. Member Architectural communications of Chicago World’s Fair Centennial Celebration, 1933.; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects; member City Planning Institute, Society Beaux Arts Architects.


BENNETT, Edward Herbert was born on May 12, 1874 in Cheltenham, England. Son of Edwin C. and Margaret (Callas) Bennett.


Graduate Bristol Technology College. Diploma in architecture Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1900.


Came to the United States, 1890.

Began in architect’s office, San Francisco, 1892. With George B. Post, New York City, 1½ years. With D. H. Burnham & Company, Chicago, 1904-1909.

Specialized in city planning, since 1909. Architect for Chicago Plan Commission. Planner of Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois, and Camp Henry Knox, Stithton, Kentucky, consultant architectural specialist to the secretary of the treasury, chairman Board Architects of the United States Treasury on Government buildings, 1927-1933.

Organizer, member Bennett, Parsons, Frost & Thomas, changing in 1924 to Bennett, Parsons & Frost, city planners, designers architectural development of Grant Park, Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Chicago, departmental buildings, Capitol Approach, Washington, District of Columbia.


  • Other Work

    • Author many city planning reports, including: Plan of San Francisco, 1905. Plan of Chicago, 1909. Plan of Ottawa and Hull, Canada, 1915.Plan of Minneapolis, 1917. Chapter on Public Buildings and Quasi-Public Buildings in City Planning by John Nolen, 1916. Also chapters to City Planning, 1923, and City Planning for Detroit, 1925.As an artist has exhibited oil and water color paintings at The Art Institute of Chicago of Chicago, Arts Club, New Orleans Museum of Art, Artists League of Midwest, Lake Forest Academy, 1946, Tryon, North Carolina, 1947. Held one-man show, Quest Art Galleries, 1940, Mandel Brothers Art Galleries, Chicago, 1949-1951.


Member Architectural communications of Chicago World’s Fair Centennial Celebration, 1933. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member City Planning Institute, Society Beaux Arts Architects.

Clubs: Century, Chicago, Casino, Onwentsia.

  • Member of (F.) American Institute, of Architects. City Planning Institute. Beaux Arts Arch Society. International Congress of Architects. Clubs: U. (Chicago), Casino, Onwentsia, Shoreacres, Racquet.


Married Catherine Jones, October 18, 1913.; married second, Olive Mary Holden, January 5, 1930.

Captain Edwin C. Bennett

Margaret (Callas) Bennett

Catherine Jones

Olive Mary Holden