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Joseph Urban

architect , artist

Joseph Urban, Austrian architect, artist. Awarded Grand Prix, Paris, Venice, St. Louis Exposition (for decoration of room used for Austrian art exhibition); government medals, Germany. Austria, etc.


Urban, Joseph was born in 1872 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Joseph and Helen (Weber) Urban.


Graduate Art Academy, and Polytechnicum, Vienna. Pupil of Baron Carl Hasenauer.


Came to the United States, 1911, naturalized citizen, 1917. General production manager International Film Studio. New New York Architect for County Esterhazy (Hungary), interior Municipal Building, (Vienna), “Czar Bridge,” over Neva River (Russia), palace of Khedive of Egypt.

Operatic and stage work in Royal theatres (Vienna), Opera Astroc (Paris), Covent Garden (London), for Boston Opera Company, Metropolitan Opera Company (New York). Practiced architecture in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida, in addition to interior and stage art.


Married Mary Porter Beegle, January 23, 1919.

Joseph Urban

Helen (Weber) Urban

Mary Porter Beegle