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Name: W Dominick Benes

Birth/Established: 1857   Death/Dissolved: May 15, 1935

 


Biography:  
  W. Dominick Benes was born in Prague, Austrian Empire and was ethnically Bohemian. His family immigrated to America in 1866, first settling in Chicago and then moving to Cleveland. He was educated in the public schools of Prague and Cleveland. He went to work for his uncle architect Jon V. Benes of Chicago. After returning to Cleveland he worked for Andrew Mitermiler from 1873 to 1876. He went on to work for the firm of Coburn and Barnum. He later became a partner in the firm of Coburn, Barnum and Benes that eventually became Coburn, Barnum, Benes and Hubbell. After Forrest Coburn's death, Hubbell and Benes formed their own partnership. He was Jeptha H. Wade III's personal architect. He had designed the interior of the Wade yacht, and the music room of the Wade home at Euclid and East 40th Street. That relationship eventually led to the commissions for the Wade Memorial Chapel at Lakeview Cemetery, the Wade Residences in the Wade Allotment and Gates Mills, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He retired to an estate on North Miles Road overlooking the Chagrin River Valley where he devoted himself to his hobby flower culture. He died in the Cleveland Clinic and was cremated. (see Hubbell & Benes) 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1894
7302 Herman Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1894
Case Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1894
Grace Avenue
Lakewood
Unknown
1894
2221 East 40th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1894
4919 Broadway
Cleveland
Demolished
1894 - 5
1674 East 82nd Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
5074 Broadway
Cleveland
Standing
1899
1133 West 9th Street
Cleveland
Standing

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"W.D. Benes Retired Architect is Dead"; Plain Dealer May 16, 1935

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