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Richard William Edmund Perrin, American architect. Recipient numerous citations, awards.


Perrin, Richard William Edmund was born on March 14, 1909 in Milwaukee. Son of Richard and Emily (Tischer) Perrin.


Student, University Wisconsin, 1929. Student, Layton School Art, 1931. Student, Beaux Arts Institute Design, 1935.


Apprentice architect Richard Philipp, Milwaukee, 1927-1934. Supervisor History American buildings Survey Milwaukee, 1934-1935. Practice architecture with Elliott B. Mason, Milwaukee, 1934-1942, Smith, Hinchman & Grylls, Detroit, 1942-1943.

Cartographic engineer United States Army Mapping Service, 1943-1944. Assistant director Housing Authority City Milwaukee, 1944-1946, executive director, 1946-1971, Milwaukee Redevelopment Authority, 1961-1971. Executive secretary City Plan Commission, also.

Commissioner department city development, 1961-1971. Historic American buildings survey advisory board Department Interior. Board directors Wisconsin Architectural Archive.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous articles

    • also books.


Member Wisconsin Committee Historic Sites Preservation, 1968-1974, Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board. Chairman Milwaukee Landmarks Commission, 1964-1971. Member Wisconsin Capitol and Executive Residence Board, 1966-1974.

Honorary curator history Milwaukee Public Museum. Fellow American Institute of Architects (vice chairman national committee historic buildings preservation 1961). Member National Association Housing Officials (life), Society Architectural Historians, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (vice president arts, president 1973), International Council Monuments and Sites (United States committee 1968-1973), Arbeitskreis für Hausforschung (Germany).


Married Adeline Pucyloski, October 22, 1932.

Richard Perrin

Emily (Tischer) Perrin

Adeline Pucyloski