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Born: 8/2/1893, Died: 10/21/1969

Lewis Wood Easby, son of William Easby, Jr., a civil engineer, and Rebecca (Smith) Easby, was born in Media, PA, and graduated from the high school there in 1912. He studied architecture for two years at the University of Pennsylvania and was part of the Class of 1916. Following his university experience, Easby entered a long period of employment by several Philadelphia architects, including George S. Idell, J. Bedford Wooley, John B. Thomson, Watson, Edkins & Thompson, and Wallace & Warner. He established his own firm in 1928 and continued working independently until his retirement in 1958.

Easby joined the AIA in 1945 and was elected to emeritus status in 1960. He maintained offices in Philadelphia, Rosemont, and Narberth, and at the time of his death was residing at his home, "Hunt's End", in Bryn Mawr.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

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