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Born: 6/29/1885, Died: 1970

Born in York, PA, to John Augustus and Sarah Anna (Greiman) Dempwolf, architect Frederick G. Dempwolf received his B.S. in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technogy in 1907 and then studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (according to his 1939 Who's Who in Maryland entry). He then worked as a draftsman in York for his father (J. A. Dempwolf) before moving to Chicago, IL, to work with Marshall & Fox (1911-1913). Returning to the east coast, Dempwolf worked in the office of Hewitt & Bottomley (1913-1914), but then returned to York, where he was associated with his father in a general architectural practice. Following the death of his father in 1926, he established his own firm in York, PA, in 1927. Chief among his works were: Memorial Lutheran Church (Harrisburg, 1928); Union Lutheran Church (York, 1930); York City Hall (1942), in which he associated with Robert A. Stair of York.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Central Pennsylvania Chapter (AIA)
  • York Engineering Society

School Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


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