Abraham Lincoln Fechheimer

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Abraham Lincoln Fechheimer

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
Death: February 16, 1954 (77)
Westminster, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Evanston, Hamilton County, Ohio
Immediate Family:

Son of Leopold Samuel Fechheimer and Mary Fechheimer
Brother of Edwin Stanton Fechheimer; Cora Krohn and Edith Stix

Occupation: Architect
Managed by: Judith Berlowitz
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About Abraham Lincoln Fechheimer

Abraham had a remarkable career:  "[A]fter earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University, [he] braved that most exacting contest, the public examination for admission to L' École des Beaux Arts in Paris, and won. Deaf since birth, he aspired to enter the foremost school of architecture in the world of his day.  He pitted his skill and knowledge against 500 candidates, of whom but 45 Frenchmen and 15 foreigners would be chosen, and won the coveted scholarship.  He studied there four and a half years, doing all his work in French, received his diploma, and practised his profession for the rest of his life."  From ''The Modern Educational Treatment of Deafness'', googlebooks.

Biographical Dictionary of Cincinnati Architects, 1788-1940 Fechheimer, A. Lincoln (1876-1954)

           Member of a prominent Cincinnati family (see the Marcus Fechheimer House, Garfield Place; formerly part of the Butterfield Senior Center, currently LPK). Said to have been deaf, but a brilliant draftsman; attended Columbia University; in Paris 1900-1904, receiving Diploma from Ecole des Beaux-Arts 1904. Spent two years in Chicago, before returning to Cincinnati and starting practice in association with Harry Hake, 1906; Fechheimer & (Benjamin L.) Ihorst, ca. 1926-1941. 
           With Hake, Fechheimer won the competition for the original group of buildings at Hebrew Union College, Clifton Avenue (1907; exhibited at the 4th CAIA/CAM [1908]); also designed several important buildings on the Clifton Campus of the University of Cincinnati including the handsome Moderne-style Wilson Auditorium; and the (former) Wise Center Building, Avondale (ca. 1928). Fechheimer, Ihorst & McCoy designed the Dale Park School in Mariemont (1924-1925). Fechheimer & Ihorst designed the fine Ault Park Pavilion (1930).

For info. on the Wilson Auditorium see zfein.com/photography/wilson/index.html

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Abraham Lincoln Fechheimer's Timeline

September 13, 1876
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
February 16, 1954
Age 77
Westminster, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Walnut Hills Cemetery, Evanston, Hamilton County, Ohio