Edwyn G. Rorke was born in Philadelphia and received his architectural training through apprenticeship with several of the most successful architectural firms in the city. He spent three years with L. V. Boyd, one year with D. K. Boyd, and eight months with Horace Trumbauer, before moving to South Carolina, where he was a partner in the firm of Hamby & Rorke from 1911 to 1913. Returning to Philadelphia, he worked for John T. Windrim and the Ballinger Co., while establishing an independent practice. From 1915 to 1943 he worked both independently and for either Windrim or the Ballinger Co., and from 1940 to 1943 he also worked in Delaware. His most important project during this period was the development of the Alden Park apartment complex in Philadelphia.
Rorke became a member of the AIA in 1943 and was registered to practice in Delaware, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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