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Born: 6/16/1878, Died: 6/19/1957

Frederick J. Mack became a prominent architect in Wilkes Barre, PA, but he began his career in Philadelphia. He is listed in the Philadelphia city directories as a draftsman in 1903 and 1904 and as an architect in an office at 1004 Chestnut Street in 1905. His 1956 entry in the American Architects Directory notes that he had received his education at the Wyoming Seminary and the International Correspondence Schools, a facility used by many working architects. He also notes that he had attended the Donn Barber atelier in 1901, followed by periods of Philadelphia employment for Addison Hutton (1901-1903), Henry L. Reinhold (in charge of office, 1903-1905), John T. Windrim, and W. L. Plack. Additional experience had been gained in New York City from Welch, Smith & Provot, as well as Bruce Price. From 1905 to 1907 he worked in the office of J. C. Fulton of Uniontown, PA, before moving to Hagerstown, MD, where he established Mack & Kuntz from 1907 to 1915, followed in Wilkes Barre by Mack & Sahm, from 1923 to 1948.

Mack credits himself with the design of the Chalfont Hotel during the period of his employment with Addison Hutton.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter (AIA)

School Affiliations

  • Wyoming Seminary
  • International Correspondence Schools


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