Frank H. Keisker was born in Louisville, KY, and received his S.B. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1897. In 1898 he extended his training by gaining a certificate in pen and ink rendering from the Drexel Institute Evening School and by 1900 is listed in the Philadelphia city directories as an architect. According to his application for membership in the AIA, Keisker gained office experience with the Philadelphia firms of E. V. Seeler, Charles Barton Keen, and James H. Windrim before launching his own practice. While Keisker chiefly worked independently, in 1902 he associated with A. R. Duryee in Keisker & Duryee, and 1903 found him working in association with Arthur L. Nicholson in Keisker & Nicholson. In 1914 Keisker disappears from the Philadelphia city directories, apparently in order to return to Louisville, KY.
In 1925 Keisker was elected to the Kentucky Chapter of the AIA. From 1927 to 1932 he worked in Hanover, NH, where he was responsible for several buildings for Dartmouth College. At the time of his death, Keisker was employed at the naval base in Bayonne, NJ.
Sandra L. Tatman.
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- Drexel Institute
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- Dartmouth College
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