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Name: Frank Wooster Bail

Birth/Established: July 3, 1891   Death/Dissolved: April 27, 1964

 


Biography:  
  Frank W. Bail was born in Wellsville, Ohio in 1891. He attended Glenville High School and graduated from East Tech High School. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Columbia University in 1917. During World War I he served in the army as a lieutenant, where he was wounded. He spent the next two years in army hospitals. After the war, he settled in Cleveland where he was employed as assistant City architect. In 1922 he established the Frank W. Bail Company. He is best known as the architect of the Neo-Classical Fifth Church of Christian Science and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Building. He left Cleveland during the depression in the 1930's, moving to Fort Myers, Florida in 1937, where he established the firm of Bail, Horton & Associates. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1924
Euclid Ave
Cleveland
altered
1926
16341-7 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland
Standing
1926
11703 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1926
11625 Lake Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1927
Detroit and Beach
Lakewood
Demolished
1928
12506 Edgewater Drive
Lakewood
Standing
1928
9306 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1929
1762 East 17th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1930
2165 East 22nd Street
Cleveland
Standing
1931
45999 North Ridge Road
Amherst
Standing
1933
65 Front Street
Columbus
Standing
1939

Homestead
Demolished
1947

Gainesville
Demolished
1950

Demolished
1951

Demolished

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AIA Directory

Biographical Sketch of Frank W. Bail 1891-1964 (nd)

Cleveland City Directories

Questionnaire for Architects' Roster and/or Register of Architects Qualified for Federal Public Works, 1946 (AIA Archives, Washington DC)

Representative Clevelanders

The Scope of a Profession: Bail, Horton & Associates Architects & Engineers, nd, American Institute of Architects Archives, Washington DC.


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