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Frank Meyer Architectural Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0213

Scope and Contents

This collection is entirely comprised of architectural drawings. Most drawings do not identify client and/or address.

Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on Frank Meyer drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.

Dates

  • 1910-1922

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Frank Meyer Architectural Drawings must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Frank Herman Meyer was born September 26, 1877 in New Orleans, Louisiana to German immigrants, Herman and Barbara Elizabeth Birkel Meyer. He came with his parent to Houston between 1894 and 1895 to work as a draftsman. He was employed by architect Olle J. Lorehn and later in the firm of W. A. McMillen. In 1913, Meyer established his own architectural practice, but we know that he was doing work on his own by 1910 (Houston Daily Post, January 30, 1910 "A New Home in the Bute Addition" Edward J. Hogan House, 218 West Main Street, Frank H. Meyer, architect, photo included). He worked individually as an engineer, then for railroad companies and the City of Houston. Meyer also worked for the city’s tax department until his retirement in 1945. He married Carrie Clara Super on June 4, 1902 and they had at least one child, Frank H. Meyer, Jr. Meyer died on April 29, 1947.

Extent

0 Linear Feet (29 architectural drawings)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

These drawings are listed in the HMRC Architectural Archives Database.
Status
Completed
Author
Samantha Bruer
Date
April 22, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository

Contact:

(832) 393-1662

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