Historic Detroit

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Architects

ArchitectBirthDeath
Baxter & O'Dell
Henrik Kohner
Byron E. Mills18841969
George W. GravesMarch 29, 1875
Cret, Zantzinger, Borie & Medary
W.C. Morris
Frazer-Couzens Building Company
Maginnis & Walsh
Meathe, Kessler & Associates
Robert J. West
Harry King & Maxwell Lewis
Aaron H. Gould & Son
William H. AdamsJan. 11, 1879Jan. 9, 1961
Charles N. AgreeApril 18, 1897March 10, 1982
Walter W. AhlschlagerJuly 19, 1887March 28, 1965
Harley & Atcheson
James Anderson
Anderson & Jordan
Harry S. Angell
Arnold & Shreve
Arrasmith & Tyler
Beckett & Akitt
Henry BaconNov. 28, 1866Feb. 17, 1924
Sidney Rose Badgley
R. Arthur Bailey
James BalfourDec. 24, 1854April 10, 1917
Frederick T. Barcroft
C. F. J. Barnes
Baxter, O'Dell & Halpin
Bennett & Straight
Gunnar BirkertsJan. 17, 1925Aug. 15, 2017
Charles W. BoltonOct. 23, 1855Nov. 15, 1942
Bonnah & Chaffee
Harrie W. Bonnah
Herman A. Brede
Brede & Mueller
Marcel Breuer
Brown & Derrick
Brown, Derrick & Preston
H. Sanborn Brown July 20, 1906
Henry T. BrushAug. 9, 1849July 15, 1879
Daniel H. BurnhamSept. 4, 1846 June 1, 1912
Burrowes & Eurich
Marcus R. Burrowes
Burrowes & Wells
Byram, Nuppenau & Clark
Raymond Carey
John Carrere
John W. Case
Samuel A. Cashwan
Walter C. ChaffeeSept. 19, 1875Jan. 19, 1945
Harry W. Chamberlin
Louis J. Chesnow1894Dec. 11, 1959
Alpheus W. ChittendenFeb. 24, 1869May 3, 1958
Chittenden & Kotting
Fuller Claflin
Clair Ditchy Associates
John E. Clapp
Hugh B. Clement
Serenus Colburn18711927
Samuel K. Colten
Earl L. Confer19011968
Leon Coquard
G. Frank Cordner
Thomas B. Coughlan
Cram & Ferguson
Ralph Adams Cram
Cram, Wentworth & Goodhue
C. Howard CraneAug. 13, 1885Aug. 14, 1952
Crane, Kiehler & Kellogg
William H. CreaserJuly 25, 1880
Paul Philippe Cret Oct. 23, 1876Sept. 8, 1945
Crombie & Stanton
D.A. Bohlen & Sons
Daniel H. Burnham & Co.
H. Jerome DarlingJuly 25, 1878
Clarence E. Day
Peter Dederichs
Derrick & Gamber
Robert O. DerrickJuly 28, 1890Sept. 26, 1961
George F. Diehl
Gerald G. Diehl July 24, 1916
J. Ivan DiseMay 23, 1887Oct. 23, 1969
Clair W. Ditchy18911967
John Donaldson
Donaldson & Meier
Frederick Dunbar
E.R. Dunlap
Dunlap & Palmer
Dunlap & Willeke
John Eberson18751954
George Edbrooke
Cyrus L.W. EidlitzJuly 27, 1853Oct. 5, 1921
Adolph Eisen
Harold Slaight Ellington18861964
Henry Engelbert
Wilson Eyre
Samuel C. Falkinburg1905
S.C. FalkinburgJuly 3, 1905
John Lyman Faxon
Perry A. Fellows
Field, Hinchman & Smith
Maurice H. Finkel
Matthew Finn
Robert Finn
John P. Frazer18841972
Marshall M. Fredericks
Albert E. French
Daniel Chester FrenchApril 20, 1850Oct. 7, 1931
Wallace Frost
Branson V. GamberAug. 19, 1893Oct. 12, 1949
John B. Gay
Joseph V. Gearing
Hans Gehrke
Roland Gies
Giffels & Vallet
Bradford L. Gilbert
Cass GilbertNov. 24, 1859 May 17, 1934
Paula Gomez
William F. Goodrich
Goossen & Feldman
Oscar C. Gottesleben
Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
Edwin W. Gregory
Arthur Greig Jr.
Gruzen Partnership
Grylls & Gies
H.J. Maxwell Grylls
Halpin & Jewell
Alvin E. Harley1884
Harley & Ellington
Harley, Ellington & Day
John Calvin Haro1929April 9, 2020
Harrison Granite Co.
George L. Harvey
Thomas Hastings
Harvey J. Haughney
Cornelius Henderson1888?1976
Herman & Simons
Julius Hess
Hess & Raseman
William E. Higginbotham1859April 9, 1923
Frank E. Hill
Francis Himpler
Talmage C. Hughes1887Jan. 24, 1963
William E.N. Hunter Feb. 16, 1868Jan. 4, 1947
George Hunt Ingraham
J. J. Walshe & Company
Joseph P. Jogerst
Arland W. Johnson
Nathan JohnsonApril 9, 1925Nov. 5, 2021
Jonathan Jones
Albert H. Jordan
Ocatvius Jordan
William S. Joy
Albert KahnMarch 21, 1869 Dec. 8, 1942
Louis KamperMarch 11, 1861Feb. 24, 1953
Paul Kamper1897Sept. 3, 1930
Kane, Bates & Doughty
William KappAug. 20, 1891Feb. 6, 1969
Kastler & Hunter
Joseph G. Kastler
Patrick C. Keely
Kees & Colburn18991921
Frederick Kees18521927
Louis KeilOct. 6, 1861Sept. 5, 1918
William J. Kemp
Elmer George Kiehler
Frank E. KirbyJuly 1, 1849Aug. 25, 1929
Rupert W. Koch
William J. Krapp
Ladue & Rahles
Thomas W. Lamb
Francis Latourneau
Amedeo Leoni
Gordon W. LloydApril 6, 1832Dec. 23, 1904
Lloyd & Pearce
Lockwood Greene Engineers
John W. Loizon
Emil LorchJuly 21, 1870June 20, 1963
MacFarlane, Maul & Lentz
Walter MacFarlane
H. Van Buren Magonigle
Malcomson & Higginbotham
William G. Malcomson1856 1937
William Mann
Carl B. Marr
Richard H. MarrAug. 24, 1886April 23, 1946
Marshall & Fox
Charles H. Marsh
Martin Co.
George D. MasonJuly 4, 1856June 3, 1948
Mason & Kahn
Mason & Rice
J. Philip McDonnell
William H. McElfatrick1854Sept. 29, 1922
McGrath, Dohmen & Page
McKim, Mead & White
Meade & Hamilton
Louis Mendelsohn
Ludwig Mies van der RoheMarch 27, 1886Aug. 17, 1969
Mildner & Eisen
Richard Mildner
Hugh Taylor Millar
Lewis C. Miller
Joseph E. Mills
Andrew R. Morrison
Mortimer L. Smith & Son
Gustave Mueller
Murphy & Burns
Elijah E. Myers
Nettleton & Kahn
Nettleton, Kahn & Trowbridge
Charles Noble
John OadesMay 15, 1815Sept. 8, 1893
Walter H. OadesNov. 2, 1849July 8, 1916
Octavius & Albert Jordan
O'Dell & Diehl
Frederick C. O'Dell
H. Augustus O'DellApril 17, 18751965
O'Dell, Hewlett & Luckenbach
Frederick Law OlmstedApril 26, 1822Aug. 28, 1903
Osborn Engineering
Frank C. Osborn
Kenneth H. Osborn
Calvin N. OtisJune 23, 1814Jan. 22, 1883
C. William Palmer
Corrado ParducciMarch 19, 1900Nov. 22, 1981
Earl W. PellerinJuly 28, 1905
Alfonso Pelzer1904
Percival R. Pereira
Phelps & Bernardi
F. Gordon Pickell
Suren PilafianJuly 20, 1910 Aug. 5, 1988
Charles A. Platt
F. Carl Pollmar
Pollmar & Ropes
John L. Popkin
John C. Portman Jr.19242017
George B. PostDec. 15, 1837Nov. 28, 1913
Postle & Mahler
George V. Pottle
John Pottle
Preston, Brown & Walker
P.R. Rossello
Cornelius W. Rapp
George L. Rapp
Rapp & Rapp
Raseman & Fisher
Richard E. RasemanJan. 13, 1944
Louis G. RedstoneMarch 16, 1903March 31, 2002
Reed & Stem
Zachariah Rice
H.H. RichardsonSept. 29, 1838April 27, 1886
Harry J. Rill
Augusto Rivalta1837April 14, 1925
Rogers & Bonnah
Rogers, Bonnah & Chaffee
James S. Rogers
Rogers & MacFarlane
Maurice V. Rogers
Randolph Rogers
William C. Rohns
George Ropes Jr.
Louis RossettiMay 6, 1895Oct. 22, 1983
L.P. Rowe
Wirt C. RowlandDec. 1, 1878Nov. 30, 1946
Walter S. Russel
Eero Saarinen Aug. 20, 1910 Sept. 1, 1961
Edward A. Schilling1873
Cyril Schley
Carl Schmidt
Schmidt, Garden and Martin
George A. Schonewald
Schreve, Walker & Associates
Rudolph Schwarz
O. W. Schwermann
John ScottMay 10, 1850Dec. 8, 1928
Scott, Kamper and Scott
Elbridge A. Scribner
Sheldon Smith & Son
Charles E. ShippeyJuly 28, 1889
Henry Merwin Shrady18711922
Alfred A. Smith
Eberle M. SmithNov 15, 1905
Fred L. Smith
Smith, Hinchman & Grylls
Hugh Smith
Mortimer L. Smith
Smith, Moss & Mitschke
Smith & Walker
Dalton J. SnyderAug. 25, 1880Feb. 26, 1955
N.C. SorensenJan. 7, 1968
Joseph E. Sparks
David Spicer
Frederick H. Spier1855Feb. 8, 1931
Spier & Gehrke
Spier & Rohns
John C. Stahl Jr.
Stahl & Kinsey
J.H. Gustav Steffens
Harry C. Stevens
James Stewart
Stratton & Baldwin
Stratton & Hyde
Stratton & Snyder
William Buck Stratton
Lancelot Sukert
J. Robert F. SwansonJune 14, 1900March 13, 1981
Irving TobocmanJan 2, 1933
Janice TrimpeFeb. 8, 2018
Lew W. TullerJan. 4, 1869 Jan. 5, 1957
Tuller & Van Husan
Bloodgood Tuttle
Alphonso Van Deusen
Edward C. Van LeyenFeb. 23, 1867Jan. 10, 1931
Van Leyen & Preston
Van Leyen & Schilling
Van Leyen, Schilling & Keough
Van Leyen, Schilling, Keough & Reynolds
William H. Van Tine
Harold VarnerAug. 22, 1935Dec. 14, 2013
Almon C. Varney
Varney & Winter
Verner, Wilhelm & Molby
John L. VolkOct. 15, 1901Feb. 20, 1984
William H. Vollmer
Gardiner C. VoseDec 28, 1902
V.J. Waier
Obed Wait
A.E. Wales
James W. Wall
Henry A. Walsh1867 or 1868Jan. 3, 1940
Warren & Wetmore
Carl Herman WehmanMay 6, 1848Oct. 21, 1921
Weil-Cohan Associates
Jacob I. Weinberg
Albert WeinertJune 13, 1863 Nov. 29, 1947
Adolph Alexander WeinmanDec. 11, 1870Aug. 7, 1952
Dalton R. Wells
Weston & Ellington
William C. WestonApril 28, 1866 Sept. 19, 1932
Bernard C. Wetzel
Frank W. Wiedmaier
Ernest Wilby1869Dec. 11, 1957
Leonard B. WillekeJuly 28, 1885
Williams Brothers
William Scott & Co.
Wilson Brothers
James H. Windrim
Frederick J. Winter
Albert Wood
Barton D. WoodApril 11, 1956
J.M. Wood
Worthmann & Steinbach
Frank Lloyd WrightJune 8, 1867April 9, 1959
Minoru YamasakiDec. 1, 1912Feb. 7, 1986
Donald Paul Young
Albert G. Zimmermann