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Frank Eaton Newman
Local ID #: NEWMAN~1
King, Moses. Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. New York: Blanchard Press, Isaac H. Blanchard Co., 1901., p. 87

Although a handsome portrait of Frank E. Newman appears in Moses King's Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians of 1901, surprisingly little is known of this prolific architect. Newman's first listing as a draftsman in the Philadelphia city directories appears in 1897 and, typically, lacks an office address. In 1898 and 1899 he is listed as an architect, with the 1899 address given as 801 Penn Mutual Building, the same address cited for Frank Miles Day. Therefore, it is assumed that Newman began his career in Day's office. By 1900 Newman, along with Henry Gillette Woodman and James Russell Harris have established the office of Newman, Woodman & Harris. After Woodman's death from typhoid fever in 1902, the remaining partners continued through 1910 as Newman & Harris.

Beginning in 1907 Newman had listed his home address as New York; and since later references via periodical literature include those of 1917 and 1919 for residences in Long Island and Connecticut, it is possible that after 1910 Newman simply moved his practice north.

 

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