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Name: Frederick Baird

Birth/Established: September 23, 1867   Death/Dissolved: February 16, 1920

 


Biography:  
  Frederick Baird was born in Bangor, Maine and came to Cleveland with his family at the age of three. He was a graduate of West High School in Cleveland. After graduation he went to work in the office of Charles Schweinfurth, as he pursued his studies, for three and a half years. He later went to work for Coburn & Barnum and then became foreman and designer for Lehman and Schmitt. While with that firm he designed many residences, courthouses, and other buildings throughout the country. He married Mamie Zangerle, the sister of county auditor John A. Zangerle. In 1898 he set up an office in the American Trust Building. A motto taken from Longfellow hung over his desk:

"In the older days of art / Builders wrought with greatest care / Each minute and unseen part / For the gods see everywhere."

He designed a wide variety of structures, including houses, terraces, apartments, and commercial buildings. He designed the Salvation Army Citadel Building, the first reinforced concrete constructed building in Ohio. He submitted two drawings for the proposed Forest City Savings Bank Building on the corner of West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue, although neither of his designs was chosen. Steffens, Searles & Hirsh eventually won the contract. His most famous building is St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the Tremont neighborhood. He was a member of the Cleveland Architectural Club.

In 1917, he announced his retirement and traveled to Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Manchuria. He died on February 16, 1920 of cancer and is buried in Lake View Cemetery. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1896
1298 West 111th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1896-7
1299 West 111th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1896-7
1437 West 114th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1897
1990 West 54th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1897
1437 West 81st Street
Cleveland
Standing
1898
11021 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1898
1798 West 47th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1898
32972 Lake Avenue
Avon Lake
Demolished
1898
7320 Clinton Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1899
1457 Clarence Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1899
2516 Carroll Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1899
5800 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1899
1490 Grace Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1899
1479 Clarence Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1899

Cleveland
Demolished
1900
1283 West 112th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1900
Bridge to Fulton mps
Cleveland
Demolished
1900

Cleveland
Demolished
1900
1823 West 50th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1900
ns Vega Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1900
1303 West 112th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1900
3907 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1901
Kinsman Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1901
8806 Detroit Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1901
Henry near Scovill
Cleveland
Demolished
1901
1901 West 58th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1901
7316 Clinton Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1901
3002 Clinton Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1901
3204 Franklin Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1901
7312 West Clinton Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1902
3830 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1902
7702-12 Franklin Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1902
11014-24 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1902
1422 Grace Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1902
2300-6 East 9th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1902
7206 Franklin Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1902-3
south side of Chagrin Blvd, west of Richmond
Orange Township
Demolished
1903
1485-7 Clarence Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1903
1548 Clarence Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1903
Marcelline Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1903
8358 Broadway
Cleveland
Demolished
1903-
12598 Clifton Boulevard
Lakewood
Standing
1904
Hines Hill Road
Boston Mills
Standing
1904
1440 Cohassett Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1904
Clifton Boulevard
Cleveland
Demolished
1904
Detroit & Nicholson
Lakewood
Demolished
1904
1351 Beach Street
Lakewood
Standing
1905
8419 Lake Avenue moved to 1293 West 85th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1905
West Madison
Cleveland
Demolished
1905
1779-81 East 89th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1905
5905 Kinsman Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1905
Hamilton Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1905
Harvard and Independence
Newburgh Heights
Standing
1905
Detroit and Winchester
Lakewood
Demolished
1905
12902 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1905
7528 Harvard Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1905
Detroit Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1906
10409-17 Westchester Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1906
2057Abington Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1906-7
14213 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood
Demolished
1907
1497 East 108th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1907
1523 East Boulevard
Cleveland
Demolished
1907

Cleveland
Demolished
1907
West 115th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1907
Thoreau Avenue
Lakewood
Demolished
1907
1508 East 106th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1907

Cleveland
Demolished
1907-8
1241 Thoreau Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1909
1567 East 108th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1911
733 Starkweather Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1914
3090 Fairmount
Cleveland Heights
Standing
1915
811 East 70th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1916
1947 East 105th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
nd
16125 Clifton Boulevard
Lakewood
Demolished

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Cleveland Public Library - Fine Arts Department Vertical File - The Critic

Obituary - Plain Dealer He passed away at his home 11200 Lake Avenue February 18, 1920

Ohio Architect and Builder January 1905 p54-98


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