Born in Mississippi, Charles Sumner Bowman entered Tuskegee Institute in the evening program in 1895 and finished in 1899. Soon after graduation he relocated to Quindaro, KS, working at Western University in the Industrial Department, which included courses in carpentry, woodworking, cabinetmaking and architectural and mechanical drawing.
By 1902 Bowman had launched an architectural office in Kansas City, and he remained active there for nearly two decades.
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