Harry Willoughby James Edbrooke (1874-1946), Architect
DBA: H. W. J. Edbrooke
Harry Willoughby James Edbrooke was born July 14, 1874 in Chicago to architect Willoughby J. Edbrooke and Lillian Hortense Puckett Edbrooke. He graduated from the Armour Institute of Technology in 1898, then worked as a draftsman before opening his own firm in 1904. In 1908 he moved to Denver, Colorado to join his uncle, Frank E. Edbrooke, in practice there. He died in Denver July 3, 1946.
Educational & Professional Associations
1898: graduate, Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
1898-1904: draftsman with architects William K. Fellows and Howard Van Doren Shaw, Chicago Illinois.
1904-1908 architect, Chicago, Illinois.
1908-1913: architect, F. E. Edbrooke & Company, Architects, Denver, Colorado.
1913-1946: architect, Denver, Colorado.
Nebraska Buildings & Projects
Lowry & Henry Automobile Showroom and Garage (1920), 502 Box Butte Ave, Alliance, Nebraska.[a] (BX01-232)
a. Note that the National Register narrative, Reference , reads as though the second story was part of Edbrooke's original design, whereas we can clearly see Edbrooke's original as a one story brick structure, with a slightly projecting decorative cornice and a wrap-around canopy supported by decorative steel brackets. The framed and plastered second story is a later addition.
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3. "Edbrooke, Harry W. J.," Architects of Colorado - Biographical Series. Accessed June 18, 2016. http://www.historycolorado.org/archaeologists/architects-colorado-biographical-series.
4. "Edbrooke," in Henrietta E. Bromwell, comp. COLORADO PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY INDEX. (Denver, 1931, 1932, 1933). Accessed June 18, 2016. https://history.denverlibrary.org/sites/history/files/BromwellColoradoPortraitandBiographicalIndex.pdf
D. Murphy, “Harry Willoughby James Edbrooke (1874-1946), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, June 18, 2016. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, November 29, 2020.
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