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Name: Abram Garfield

Birth/Established: November 21, 1872   Death/Dissolved: October 16, 1958

 

Firm Affiliation: Meade & GarfieldGarfield, Stanley-Brown, Harris & RobinsonGarfield, Harris, Robinson, Schafer

Biography:  
  Abram Garfield was born in Washington, D.C., the youngest son of President James Abram Garfield. He was educated at Williams College and the Massachusetts Institution of Technology. He practiced architecture in Cleveland, beginning in 1898. He was a member of the firm of Meade and Garfield from 1898 until 1905, when he went into business for himself. In 1936 the firm became known as Garfield, Harris, Robinson & Schafer, and in 1957 Garfield, Harris, Schafer, Flynn & Williams. He served on the Cleveland City Planning Commission from 1928 to 1942. He was appointed to the National Council of Fine Arts in 1909, and served on the National Commission on Fine Arts from 1925 to 1930. He was one of the original sponsors of the Cleveland School of Architecture at Western Reserve University. He was a member of the Union, Tavern, Rowfant, Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs and the Country Club of Cleveland. His office was in the National City Bank Building and he lived on 9718 Lake Shore Boulevard in Bratenahl. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
 

Cleveland
Standing
1903
2348 Overlook Drive
Cleveland
Standing
1903
7300 Center Street
Mentor
Standing
1906
1865 East 93rd Street
Cleveland
Standing
1908
7645 Little Mountain Road
Mentor
Standing
1908
13415 Shaker Boulevard
Cleveland
Demolished
1910
1225 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1910
10915 East Boulevard
Cleveland
Standing
1911
2053 East 105th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1917
Woodland and East 35th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1917

Painesville
Unknown
1917
13415 Shaker Boulevard
Cleveland
Demolished
1918
Chester and East 21st
Cleveland
Demolished
1918

Lorain
Unknown
1918
343 East 105th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1919
1300 South Ocean Drive
Palm Beach
Standing
1924
2879 Fontenay Road
Shaker Heights
Standing
1924
Kenyon College
Gambier
Standing
1925

Canton
Standing
1925
Kenyon College
Gambier
Standing
1928
1379 Yellowstone
Cleveland Heights
Standing
1930
24400 Cedar Road
Beachwood
Standing
nd

Pittsburgh
Unknown
Nd

Hiram
Unknown
Nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd

Cleveland
Unknown
Nd

Cleveland
Demolished
Nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
10 Bluff View
Chattanooga
Unknown
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
Nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
US 319
Thomasville
Unknown
nd

Painesville
Unknown
Nd

Cleveland
Demolished
Nd

Warrensville
Demolished

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Van Tassel, David and Grabowski, John J. Editors The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography; Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 1996


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