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Franklin Oliver Adams

architect

Franklin Oliver Adams, American architect. member of Municipal Housing Com to study Negro housing conditions in Tampa; member President Hoover’s Building Congress.; Fellow American Institute Architects; member Florida Association of Architects, Tampa Association of Architects, Kappa Alpha (Southern).

Background

Adams, Franklin Oliver was born on July 5, 1881 in Louisiana, United States. Son of Franklin Oliver and Susan (Drake) Adams.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Centenary College, Louisiana, 1901, student University of Chicago, 1902, Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1907.

Career

High school teacher and principal, 1901-1904. In office of Newhall Blevins, architects, 1907. In office of Harry B. Wheelock, architect, 1909-1914.

Opened own office in Tampa, March, 1914. Assistant state architect of North Carolina, 1919-1920. Own office in Tampa from 1920.

Assisted in organizing Tampa Builders Exchange, the Tampa Civic Art Commission. Member of Municipal Housing Com to study Negro housing conditions in Tampa. Appointed to Constructed Appeals Board, under N.R.A. by President Roosevelt.

Member President Hoover’s Building Congress.

Membership

Member of Municipal Housing Com to study Negro housing conditions in Tampa. Member President Hoover’s Building Congress. Fellow American Institute Architects.

Member Florida Association of Architects, Tampa Association of Architects, Kappa Alpha (Southern). Clubs: Tampa Executives’.

Connections

Married Caroline Kilbride, July 9, 1914. Children: Franklin Oliver, III, Caroline.

father:
Franklin Oliver Adams

mother:
Susan (Drake) Adams

spouse:
Caroline Kilbride

children:
Franklin Oliver Adams

III Adams

Caroline Adams