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Name: Frank Seymour Barnum

Birth/Established: November 25, 1850   Death/Dissolved: December 17, 1927

 


Biography:  
  Frank Seymour Barnum was born in Norwalk, Ohio, and educated in Norwalk public schools. He was the assistant engineer with the Morris Run Coal Company in Pennsylvania. He came to Cleveland in 1871. He worked in the office of Joseph Ireland for four years prior to entering into a partnership with Forrest A. Coburn in 1877. After Coburn's death in 1897 the firm became known as the F.S. Barnum Company. He became Superintendent of Buildings for the Cleveland Board of Education in 1895. During his twenty years at the school board he designed forty-five schools and forty-nine annexes or additions. Barnum was also the architect of the Commercial style Caxton and Park Buildings, several churches and houses. In 1904 Briggs and Nelson purchased Frank Barnum's interest in the firm and formed the firm of Briggs and Nelson. Barnum was a Charter member of the American Institute of Architects. He retired as architect for the school board in 1914. He continued to act as a consultant for Cleveland and for any school. He died in Miami, Florida and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1877
2163 East 40th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1877
2163 East 46th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1877
2172 East 40th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1884

Cleveland
Demolished
1887
8915 Hough Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1890
4429 Franklin Boulevard
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
1965 W. 96th
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
8005 Sowinski Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
2101 East 89th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
1414 East 120th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
2220 West 93rd Street
Cleveland
Standing
1895

Cleveland
Demolished
1895
5511 Kidder Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
12015 Paul Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1896
5215 Barkwill Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1896
2101 East 89th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1896
2525 Marion Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1897
1610 Buhrer Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1897
6701 Union Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1897
5810 Fullerton Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1897
7612 Quincy Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1898
East 93 & Union
Cleveland
Demolished
1898
3288 West 58th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1899
7927 Sowinski Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1899
Wade Park & Addison
Cleveland
Demolished
1899
3001 Scranton Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1899
1905 East 71st Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1900
1380 East 82nd Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1900
1380 East 83rd Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1901
4115 Orchard Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1901
East 31 & Payne
Cleveland
Demolished
1901

Cleveland
Demolished
1901
3028 East 65th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1901

Cleveland
Demolished
1901

Cleveland
Demolished
1901
3100 Denison Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1902
215-23 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1902
1700 Denison Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1902
Granger Township
Cleveland
Demolished
1902
7412 Lawn Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1902

Cleveland
Demolished
1902
572 East 82nd Street
Cleveland
Standing
1902
4455 Warner Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1902
6807 Franklin Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1902
11427 Bellflower
Cleveland
Standing
1902

Cleveland
Demolished
1903
2036 Murray Hill Road
Cleveland
Standing
1903

Cleveland
Demolished
1903
6900 Harvard Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1903
3349 Sackett Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1903

Cleveland
Demolished
1903
1308 Sumner Court
Cleveland
Standing
1903

Cleveland
Standing
1903

Vermilion
Demolished
1903
1441 West 116th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1903

Cleveland
Demolished
1903

Cleveland
Demolished
1903
Euclid and Strathmore
East Cleveland
Demolished
1903-4
140 Public Square
Cleveland
Standing
1904
3170 Scranton Road
Cleveland
Standing
1904
5405 Mound Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1904
Buckeye & East Boulevard
Cleveland
Demolished
1904
Clifton Boulevard
Cleveland
Demolished
1904
6916 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1904

Cleveland
Demolished
1904

Cleveland
Standing
1904
2472 Kenilworth Road
Cleveland Heights
Demolished
1904

Cleveland
Demolished
1904
1947 East 70th
Cleveland
Demolished
1904

Cleveland
Demolished
1904
Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1904
8125 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1904
East 65 & Waterman
Cleveland
Demolished
1904
7901 Halle Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1904
East 76 & Broadway
Cleveland
Demolished
1904
Cedar Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1904
Englewood & Parkwood
Cleveland
Demolished
1904

Cleveland
Demolished
1905
West 38 & Terrell
Cleveland
Demolished
1905

Cleveland
Demolished
1905

Cleveland
Demolished
1905
East 79 & Kinsman
Cleveland
Demolished
1905

Cleveland
Demolished
1906
2455 West 10th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1906
1422 West 74th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1906 -7

Cleveland
Demolished
1907

Cleveland
Demolished
1907 8
East 55 & Scovill
Cleveland
Demolished
1907-9
West 16 & Buhrer -
Cleveland
Demolished
1908
11529 Buckeye Road
Cleveland
Standing
1908
Woodland & Woodhill
Cleveland
Demolished
1908
Cedar Road Cleveland
Cleveland
Demolished
1908
6900 Harvard Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1908
East 107th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1908

Cleveland
Standing
1908 -

Cleveland
Demolished
1909

Cleveland
Standing
1909

Cleveland
Demolished
1909
2525 East 35th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1909
2640 East 31st Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1910

Cleveland
Demolished
1910 3
West 10 & Tremont -
Cleveland
Standing
1911

Cleveland
Demolished
1911

Cleveland
Demolished
1911

Cleveland
Demolished
1911

Cleveland
Demolished
1911

Cleveland
Demolished
1911

Cleveland
Demolished
1911

Cleveland
Demolished
1911

Cleveland
Demolished
1911
1171 Parkwood Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1911
1700 Denison Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1911
9700 Kinsman Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1911

Cleveland
Standing
1912
4433 Warner Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1912
West 93rd Street
Cleveland
Standing
1913

Cleveland
Demolished
1913

Cleveland
Demolished
1913
East 89th near Cedar
Cleveland
Demolished
1913

Cleveland
Demolished
1913
4000 Washington Park Boulevard
Newburgh Heights
Standing
1913
Warren near Dille
Cleveland
Demolished
1913
4103 Memphis Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1913
Warren near Dille
Cleveland
Demolished
1913
Scranton cor vega
Cleveland
Demolished
1913
4430 State Road
Cleveland
Standing
1913
11617 Union
Cleveland
Demolished
1921
Warner near Jeffries
Cleveland
Demolished
c 1905
East 40 & Woodland -
Cleveland
Demolished
c 1906
East 24 & Central -
Cleveland
Demolished
c 1907
West 53 & Clark -
Cleveland
Demolished
c 1911 3

Cleveland
Demolished
c1899
East 22 & Woodland
Cleveland
Demolished
c1899
1900 West 24th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
c1909

Cleveland
Demolished
ca 1895

Cleveland
Demolished
ca 1900

Cleveland
Demolished
ca 1900

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
2626 Prospect
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
East 46th and Woodland
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
West 3rd and Frankfort
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
either Public Square or West 25th
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
Euclid Heights
Cleveland Heights
Demolished
nd
1426 Superior
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
690 East 88th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
East 71st Street and Carnegie
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
334 Woodland
Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Summit County
Demolished
nd
157 Euclid
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
Chagrin Falls
Chagrin Falls
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
East 46th and Euclid
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
East 97th
Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
868 Scranton
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
191 9 Seneca
Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
Nd
196 South Broadway
Geneva
Standing
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
2061 East 89th
Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
715 Superior
Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd -

Cleveland
Demolished

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Barnum, Frank Seymour; The Ohio Architect and Builder v. 3 n. 4 April 1904; "Improvement in School Building in the City of Cleveland"

Cleveland Necrology file 12.17.1927 died in Florida

Cleveland Plain Dealer 2 December 1897

Cleveland Press 2 December 1897

Ohio Architect and Builder May 1914, p63


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