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Loring Harvey Provine


Loring Harvey Provine, American architect.


Provine, Loring Harvey was born on August 18, 1880 in Quincy, Illinois, United States. Son of James Harvey and Abbie Luella (Ross) Provine.


Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1903. A.E., 1909.


Architectural work for architects in Chicago and St. Paul, Minnesota, 1903-1906, and Brayton Engineering Company, St. Paul, 1906-1907. Structural engineer and superintendent for Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, 1907-1914. Professor architectural engineering and in charge architectural Department, University Illinois, 1914-1948, emeritus.

Cons. on building code, National Board Fire Underwriters, New York. Tech advisor to Illinois fire marshal.


  • Contributor to mags. Rewrote building code for National Board Fire Underwriters, New York, 1943. 1949. Registered architect, structural engineer and professional engineer.


Member commission appointed to codify the building laws of Seattle, Washington, 1911. Made preliminary estimate and design Keokuk (Iowa) Power house. Fellow American Institute Architects (member board of directors, 1944-1947, and committee on education.

Member American Society Testing Materials, Committee Fire Waste Council, Annual Fire College of University of Illinois (director), National Fire Prevention Association (member commission on fire engineering), Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture (president 1946-1947), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Alpha Rho Chi, Scarb, Zeta Psi.


Married Bertha Walker, August 31, 1904. Children: Loring Walker (deceased), Elizabeth Walker, Helen Annual.

James Harvey Provine

Abbie Luella (Ross) Provine

Bertha Walker

Loring Walker Provine (deceased)

Elizabeth Walker Provine

Helen Ann Provine