Skidmore, Louis, 1897-1962Alternative names
From the description of Papers of Louis Skidmore, 1908-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80974164
1897, Apr. 8:
Born, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
1911- 1915: Attended Manual Training High School, Peoria, Ill.
1915- 1917: Studied at Bradley Polytechnical Institute, Peoria, Ill.
1915- 1919: Employed chiefly at Avery Tractor Co., Peoria, Ill.
1918- 1919: Served in U.S. Army
1919- 1920: Instructor in cabinet and pattern making, Pullman Free School of Manual Training, Chicago, Ill.
Architectural designer with Kruckemeyer and Strong, Cincinnati, Ohio
1921- 1923: Studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
1924- 1926: Architectural designer, Maginnis and Walsh, Boston, Mass.
1926- 1928: Rotch Traveling Fellowship
1929- 1932: Chief of design, Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, Ill.
Married Eloise Owings
Opened architectural office of Skidmore & Owings, Chicago, Ill.
1936- 1937: Director of the School of Architecture, Armour Institute, Chicago, Ill
Adviser to New York's World Fair, New York, N.Y.
1962, Sept. 27:
Died, Winter Haven, Fla.
From the guide to the Louis Skidmore Papers, 1908-1976, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Architecture--Societies, etc
- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- Architectural firms