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Name: Wilm Knox

Birth/Established: 1858   Death/Dissolved: 1915

 


Biography:  
  Wilm Knox was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied architecture at the Free Church Seminary in Glasglow, special course in architecture in Glasglow, and Edinburgh. While in Edinburgh he worked for the firm of Moffett and Aitken. He came to North America in 1886, spending years in Toronto and Chicago before settling in Cleveland. While in Toronto, he formed a partnership with John H. Elliot. Knox handled engineering for the firm, including construction and equipment installation. He was also a talented water colorist and etcher and owned a collection of etchings by famous artists. A naturalist, he was considered an authority on fungi of the northern states. He painted a series of watercolors of mushrooms. His wife Agnes Childs Knox was a native of Painesville. He died in 1915 at the age of fifty-seven and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville. 

 

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"Wilm Knox designed Many Big Buildings" Telegraph - Republican October 14, 1915

Book of Clevelanders p.156

Cleveland City Directories


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