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Linn Charles Smith


Linn Charles Smith, American architect. award School Exec; awards Progressive Architecture, 1957, 58; award University Mich.


Smith, Linn Charles was born on December 15, 1917 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles Montgomery and Floy (LeFurgey) Smith.


Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan, 1942.


With architectural firms Lyndon and Smith, Detroit, 1942, Maynard Lyndon, Los Angeles, 1945, Eberle M. Smith Associates, Inc., Detroit, 1945-1954. Private practice, Birmingham, Michigan, 1954-1956. President firm Smith, Tarapata, MacMahon, Inc., Birmingham, 1956-1959, Linn Smith Associates, Inc., Birmingham, 1959-1969, 74-76, Linn Smith, Demiene, Adams, Inc., 1969-1974.

Vice president architecture Ellis/Naeyaert/Genheimer Associates, Inc., Troy, Michigan, from 1976. Principal works include, high schools in area.


Member city plan board, Birmingham, 1959-1972, chairman, 1963, 68. Member committee school building Michigan Department Public Instruction, 1954. Member National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1963-1969, president, 1968-1969.

Served to Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. George G. Booth travelling fellow in architecture University of Michigan, 1947. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (regional director 1959-1962).

Member Michigan Society Architects (president 1953-1954, board directors 1950-1956), Architects Society Ohio (honorary), Alpha Rho Chi.


Married Grace Walker, September 10, 1938. Children: Cece Marianne, Linn Charles, Kim Walker.

Charles Montgomery Smith

Floy (LeFurgey) Smith

Grace Walker

Cece Marianne Smith

Linn Charles Smith

Kim Walker Smith