Skidmore, Louis, 1897-1962

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1897-04-08
Death 1962-09-27
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Architect.

From the description of Papers of Louis Skidmore, 1908-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80974164

Biographical Note

  • 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.
  • 1920: 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.
  • 1930: Married Eloise Owings
  • 1935: Opened architectural office of Skidmore & Owings, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1936 - 1937 : Director of the School of Architecture, Armour Institute, Chicago, Ill
  • 1938: 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)

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Subjects:

  • Architecture--Societies, etc
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Architecture
  • Architectural firms

Occupations:

  • Architect

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