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Kenneth Allen

civil engineer

Kenneth Allen, American civil engineer. member Breithaupt & Allen, consultant engrs., and later superintendent of construction for City of Kansas City, Missoury, 1886-1890; member Hill, Quick & Allen, engrs., Baltimore, 1899-1902.

Background

Allen, Kenneth was born on April 6, 1857 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Augustus Holyoke and Eugenia Sophia (Teuton) Allen.

Education

Graduate West Newton (Massachusetts) English and Classical School, 1874. C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1879.

Career

In railway engineering work in the West, 1879-1883. Assistant engineer, water department, Philadelphia, 1883-1886. Member Breithaupt & Allen, consultant engrs., and later superintendent of construction for City of Kansas City, Missoury, 1886-1890.

Engineer in charge topographical survey of Connellsville coke region for H. C. Frick Coke Company, 1890-1893. Assistant engineer in charge public work, Yonkers, 1893-1895. Principal assistant engineer, Baltimore Sewerage Commission, 1895-1899.

Member Hill, Quick & Allen, engrs., Baltimore, 1899-1902. Engineer and superintendent water department, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1902-1906. Div. engineer, Baltimore Sewerage Commission, 1906-1908.

Engineer Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, New York, 1908-1914. Engineer bureau of Sewer Plan, New York, 1915-1916. Engineer sewage disposal, and then sanitary engineer Board Estimate and Apportionment of New York, 1916-1930.

Sanitary engineer Sanitation Commission, New York, since 1930. District engineer United States Housing Corporation, Washington, until armistice. President New York State Sewage Works Association.

Membership

Member Breithaupt & Allen, consultant engrs., and later superintendent of construction for City of Kansas City, Missoury, 1886-1890. Member Hill, Quick & Allen, engrs., Baltimore, 1899-1902.

Connections

Married Rose Whitmore Switzer, September 11, 1886. Children: Edward Switzer, Harold Ames, Russell (deceased), Frances Eleanor.

father:
Edward Augustus Holyoke Allen

mother:
Eugenia Sophia (Teuton) Allen

spouse:
Rose Whitmore Switzer

children:
Edward Switzer Allen

Harold Ames Allen

Russell Allen (deceased)

Frances Eleanor Allen