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Name: John William Cresswell Corbusier

Birth/Established: October 31, 1877   Death/Dissolved: 1928

 

Firm Affiliation: Corbusier, Lenski & Foster

Biography:  
  John William Cresswell Corbusier was a native of Rochester, New York and a graduate of the Mechanics Institute who gained practical experience in Buffalo, New York and New York City, where he worked in the office of Cass Gilbert. He became the lead draftsman in the office of H.V.B. Magonigle who won the competition for the McKinley Memorial in Canton. While in this office he won the gold metal of the New York architectural league. He married the daughter of H. F. Lyman of the Upson-Walton Company. He spent two years in Paris after his marriage, where he continued his study of the gothic cathedral. Upon his return to the United States, he settled in Cleveland, associating with Ralph Adams Cram in erecting the Church of the Covenant, and with Henry Vaughn on the Flora Stone Mather Chapel of Adelbert College. He later went into partnerships with George S. Page and then with William E. Foster. He was a noted church architect. He moved to Hudson in 1911 where he was instrumental in early historic preservation efforts, designing several structures that fit into the character of the early Western Reserve architecture of the town. He was an accomplished singer and was in charge of music at the First Congregational Church in Hudson. Corbusier died of a heart attack while dancing at the Hudson Club at the age of forty-nine. According to his obituary he also designed several unidentified churches in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Orlando, FL, Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne, Toledo, and Massillon. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1913
115 College Street
Hudson
Standing
1913-4
50 North Prospect
Akron, Ohio
Standing
1916
13216 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1917
1100 Stockton Street
Jacksonville
Standing
1917
14721 Detroit
Lakewood
Standing
1919
47 Aurora Street
Hudson
Standing
1920-1
1100 Stockton Street
Jacksonville
Standing
1922
178 College Street
Hudson
Standing
1922
16400 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood
Standing
1922-3
207 West 6th Street
Jacksonville
Standing
1924
16th and Varnum NW
Washington
Standing
1926
12305 Arlington Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1926 - 7
127 Cherry Road NE
Massillon
Standing
1926-7

Oak Harbor
Standing
1926-8
2531 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights
Standing
1927
13001 Cedar Avenue
Cleveland Heights
Standing
1927
Market and Seventh
Zanesville
Standing
1928
1100 Stockton Street
Jacksonville
Standing
1928-9
2701 Park Drive
Shaker Heights
Standing
1929
250 West 7th Street
Erie
Standing
c 1911
226 College Street
Hudson
Standing
c 1912
17050 South Park
Shaker Heights
Standing
c 1920
34 Oviatt Street
Hudson
Standing

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Campen, Richard Distinguished Homes of Shaker Heights p 22

Cleveland City Directories

Hudson : A Survey of Historic Buildings; edited by Lois Newkirk; KSU: Kent and London, 1989

Van Tassel, David and Grabowski, John J.; The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography; Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1976

Wood, Wayne W.; Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage; Jacksonville: University of North Florida Press, nd


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