Composed of Clarence DeArmond, Duffield Ashmead, Jr., and George H. Bickley, all University of Pennsylvania graduates, this firm flourished from 1911 until the death of Bickley in 1938.
The work that is documented for the firm represents that mixture often found in early twentieth-century Philadelphia firms, consisting primarily of residential commissions with a measure of public buildings, such as the Harrisburg YMCA of 1913 and the new building for the Osteopathic Hospital in Philadelphia in 1918. DeArmond, Ashmead & Bickley also executed a number of projects in the area of Wilmington, DE, chiefly residences showing the influence of the colonial revival as well as those associated with the more English-influenced styles, such as the Cotswold.
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