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Name: John Edelmann

Birth/Established: 1857   Death/Dissolved: 1900

 


Biography:  
  John Edelmann was born in Cleveland. He spent time in Cleveland, Chicago, and New York. In 1873 he went to work for William Le Baron Jenney, where he met Louis Sullivan. Politically radical, he helped form the Socialist League in New York. He was also an excellent free hand artist. In 1880 in Chicago Dankmar Adler hired him as an office foreman. Louis Sullivan was hired as a draftsman at Edelmann's suggestion. He returned to Cleveland in 1881 where he joined the firm of Coburn and Barnum as a foreman. He returned to Chicago to work in the office of S.S. Beman. During the late 1880's he was living in New York City. In 1894 he was in Forest Hill, New Jersey. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1881
321-31 St. Clair Avenue, NW
Cleveland
Demolished
1881
Superior Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1881
301-7 St. Clair Avenue, NW
Cleveland
Standing altered

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Egbert, Donald and Paul Sprague "In Search of John Edelmann" AIA Journal February 1966

The Architects - Directory for 1894 Forest Hill, N.J.- 945 Aqueduct


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