Robert K. Marple appears in the Philadelphia city directories as draftsman, student, and architect for the period from 1888 to 1900. His office address from 1892 to 1900 is 708 Walnut Street. In winter, 1887, Marple attended the Franklin Institute's Drawing School for architectural drawing; and according to the Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders Guide (28 May 1890), he trained with Willis G. Hale. Most of Marple's independent work concentrated on residential development.
Sandra L. Tatman.
- Franklin Institute Drawing School
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