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Heeren Samuel Eilts Kruse, American architect. Medalist Beaux Arts Institute Design, 1933.


Kruse, Heeren Samuel Eilts was born on October 20, 1911 in St. Louis. Son of Samuel Andrew and Geraldine (Eilts) Kruse.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois, 1933; graduate study, University of Illinois, 1934; student, Beaux Arts Institute Design, 1929-1934; student, Bauhaus School Design, 1935; student, Taliesin Seminars, 1935; graduate, Command and General staff schedul, 1945.


Draftsman, George Fred Keck, Chicago, 1934-1935; secretary-treasurer, Harford Field, Inc. (architect), Hinsdale, Illinois, 1935-1936; master graphic arts, Lake Forest Academy, Illinois, 1936; architect, Electronic Arts Gruensfeld, Junior, Chicago, 1936-1938; general practice, Chicago and Centralia, Illinois, 1939-1942; architect, William E. Kittle, Robert Law Weed & Association, also Nims, Inc., 1947-1951; partner, Watson & Deutschman, 1951-1960; vice president, Watson, Deutschman & Kruse (architect and engineers), Miami, Florida, 1961-1974; vice president, Watson, Deutschman, Kruse & Lyon Inc.

(architects, engineers, planners), since 1974; president, Watson, Deutschman, Kruse & Lyon Inc. (architects, engineers), 1976. Instructor Miami Draftsmen's Club, 1959-1962.

Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, professor Clemson University, University Miami, U. Waterloo, 1967-1984. City planner, Plantation, Florida, since 1971.



Member Welfare Building Council. Member board Children's Home Society of Florida, assistant treasurer, 1959, president, 1974-1976. Member advisory board League of Women Voters.

Chairman advisory board University North Carolina Served to colonel C.E., Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (director Florida region 1967-1969, past executive committee, gold medal Florida chapter 1969, silver medal Florida South chapter 1981, bursar College of Fellows). Member Florida Association Architects (secretary 1957, president 1958, director 1959-1963, 80-83, 84-86 87-89, president foundation 1972-1976, 83-85), Society of America Military Engineers, Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Construction Specifications Institute (chapter president 1974-1975), American Planning Association (charter), American Institute Certified Planners (charter), Alpha Rho Chi.


Married Ada Juanita Medcalf, 1936 (divorced 1942). Married Mary Ruth Owens, December 21, 1945. Children– Mary Katherine Jacob, David Samuel Owens, Candice Mitchell.

Samuel Andrew Kruse

Geraldine (Eilts) Kruse

Ada Juanita Medcalf

Mary Ruth Owens

Candice Mitchell Kruse

Mary Katherine Jacob Kruse

David Samuel Owens Kruse