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Born: 1/26/1892, Died: 1/28/1981

J. Linerd Conarroe, son of John Hamm and Mary Barlow (Magarvey) Conarroe, was born in Philadelphia and attended both Eastburn and Germantown Academies. He received his Certificate in Building Construction from the Drexel Institute night school in 1915 and appears in the Philadelphia city directories first as an architect in 1914. During World War I he was stationed in France (U.S. Army, 1918) and remained there after the war to continue his study of architecture. From 1920 to 1922 he was associated with Walter Antrim in the firm of Antrim & Conarroe, but in 1922 he established an independent firm, which continued until his retirement in 1968. From 1945 to 1951 he served as the in-house architect for Heinz Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia.

Conarroe was a member of the T-Square Club, the AlA, the Art Alliance, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution. He was registered as an architect in both Pennsylvania and Michigan, and during World War II worked at the Department of Public Works located in the Navy Yard in Philadelphia for approximately 15 months.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • Philadelphia Art Alliance
  • Germantown Cricket Club
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP)
  • Sons of the Revolution
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Philadelphia Chapter, AIA
  • T-Square Club
  • Woodmere Art Gallery
  • Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of the Revolution

School Affiliations

  • Drexel Institute


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