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Name: John J Husband

Birth/Established: c1815   Death/Dissolved: unknown

 


Biography:  
  John J. Husband was born in Virginia. He was listed as a builder and architect from 1844 until 1853 in Philadelphia City Directories. He appears in Cleveland City Directories as an architect from 1853 to 1861. Charles C. Miller worked as a draftsman in his Cleveland office. Miller later went to work as an architect in Toledo and Chicago and was the co-author of an architectural pattern book. In 1860 Husband was living alone in the Weddell House. From 1863 to 1890 he is listed as an architect and civil engineer in Baltimore. He had returned to work in Cleveland in 1865. According to newspaper accounts, after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Husband was overheard in a conversation. A gentleman said that the assassination was perfectly horrible. Husband replied, "Some might think so; others might not. For my part I think it a damned small loss." Because of the remarks he was roughed up by a mob. His name was chipped away from the cornerstone of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse. He returned to live in Baltimore where he was still living in 1890. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1850
Granby & Freemason
Norfolk
unknown
1852

Dayton
Unknown
1852
Turney Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1853
1420 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1854-5
520 Superior Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1858-60
Public Square
Cleveland
Demolished
1864
3917 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1876
North Broadway and Ashland
Baltimore
Demolished
unknown
Fourth and Main
Cincinnati
Demolished

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Baltimore City Directories

Biographical Dictionary of Philadelphia Architects 1700 - 1930

Cleveland City Directories1863-4

Withey and Withey Biographical Dictionary of American Architects c 1956, p.419


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