Branson Van Leer Gamber was born Aug. 19, 1893, in Philadelphia, and was educated at the Drexel Institute of Art and Science.
He began his practice in Michigan in 1922 with the firm of Derrick & Gamber, which was responsible for the Theodore J. Levin U.S. Courthouse, the Charles G. Jennings Hospital, the Detroit Garages and several buildings at Greenfield Village.
He lived at 1516 Vinewood until his death at age 56 at the Art Center Hospital on Oct. 12, 1949. Services were held Oct. 15, 1949, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in River Rouge.