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Robert Hall Orr

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Robert Hall Orr, Canadian architect. Member National Guard of California, Cavalry, 1899-1902. Director State Association of California Architects (past president and treasurer).; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (sponsor of unification of architectural profession, 1931.

Background

Orr, Robert Hall was born in 1873 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Son of James Sample and Mary (Graham) Orr.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1881, naturalized 1894. Student of architecture University of Illinois, 1906-1908.

Career

1 daughter, Faith (Mistress William W. Givens). Draftsman in office of W.H. Weeks, San Francisco, California, 1899-1906. In private practice of architecture since 1908.

Designer of many chs., Pacific Coast. Project engineer, inspector, F.P.H.A., 1942-1945. Formed architectural firm, Orr, Strange and Inslee, 1949.

President of the Board Building and Safety Commissioners, City of Los Angeles, 1930-1934. President Architects Bureau, Ltd.

Membership

Member National Guard of California, Cavalry, 1899-1902. Director State Association of California Architects (past president and treasurer). (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (sponsor of unification of architectural profession, 1931.

Connections

Married Hilda Letitia Eaton, July 23, 1902.

father:
James Sample Orr

mother:
Mary (Graham) Orr

spouse:
Hilda Letitia Eaton