Edward Renwick manuscript
Scope and Content Note
This 188 page manuscript, written in 1932, is a reminiscence of Renwick's life and career up to that time.
- Creation: 1932
- Renwick, Edward A., 1860-1941 (Person)
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Edward Renwick was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 24, 1860. He attended the public schools of that city and graduated from the local high school in 1878. In 1882 he went to Chicago to work for O.C. Simonds, who was in charge of enlarging Graceland Cemetery. Simonds was also a partner in the firm of Holabird & Simonds, architects, and he induced Renwick to join the practice as an apprentice draftsman in 1882. Shortly thereafter, Simonds resigned from the partnership and Martin Roche took his place. Renwick remained with Holabird & Roche (subsequently Holabird & Root) for the remainder of his career, spending much of that time as chief estimator and specifications writer. He retired in the mid-1930s and died in 1941.
Consists of a manuscript by Edward A. Renwick detailing his life and career up until 1932.
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
A xeroxed reproduction of the manuscript was donated to the Northwest Architectural Archives by Brooks Cavin in 1984.
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