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Gerhardt Theodore Kramer, American architect.


Kramer, Gerhardt Theodore was born on October 26, 1909 in New Orleans. Son of Gotthilf Mathias and Antonette (Smrcka) Kramer.


Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University, 1930. Master in Architecture, Cornell University, 1932. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Concordia Seminary, 1978.


Associate in architecture Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, 1933-1941. With Douglass V. Freret, New Orleans, 1941-1942, Hugo K. Graf, St. Louis, 1946-1953. Principal Kramer & Associates, 1953-1956, Kramer & Harms, Inc., St. Louis, 1956-1994.

Vice president Concordia History Institute, 1961-1969, president, 1970-1981. Vice president Heritage/St. Louis, 1970-1974. President Landmarks Association St. Louis, Inc., 1960-1962, 65-67, 68-71, executive director, 1974-1978, secretary, 1978-1979.

Commissioner Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, 1973-1992. Museum director Kirkwood History House, 1978-1981.


Board directors Chatillon-DeMenil House Foundation, St. Louis, 1972-1987, Robert Campbell House Foundation, 1976-1989. Member Missouri Advisory Council History Preservation, 1978-1981. Vice president Eugene Field House Foundation, 1981-1985.

Vice chairman Kirkwood Landmarks Communications, 1981-1988. Member Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District Board, 1982-1989. President Concordia Lutheran Kirkwood, 1953-1954.

With United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1969, captain St. Louis Brigade, retired. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president St. Louis chapter 1958-1959, Missouri preservation coordinator 1970-1972, president Missouri council architects 1973).


Married Ravenna Evelyn Ross, July 10, 1935 (deceased March 1995). Children: Gayle (Mistress Gerald Grommet), Ross.

Gotthilf Mathias Kramer

Antonette (Smrcka) Kramer

Ravenna Evelyn Ross

Gayle Kramer (Mistress Gerald Grommet)

Ross Kramer