Biography of Edward C. Van Leyen
Wayne County, MI Biographies





VAN LEYEN, Edward Christopher, architect; born, Detroit, Feb. 23, 1867; son of John and Hendrina (Look) Van Leyen; educated in public schools and by special courses of study; married, July 13, 1891, Mary Wells. Began active career in employ of William Scott & Co., architects, continuing until he entered business for himself in 1886; associated with Edward A. Schilling since 1902; in general practice, specializing in schools and reinforced concrete structures. Designed Casino building, Belle Isle Park; City Hall, Flint, Mich; high schools at Monroe, Dowagiac and Wyandotte, Mich., Athens, O.; buildings for Star Watch Case Co., Ludington, Mich, Peters Cartridge Co., Kings Mills, O., Huron Milling Co., Harbor Beach, Mich.; also many other prominent structures. President and director The Van Leyen Realty Co., Ltd.; director International Lumber and Development Co., Philadelphia. Commissioner Department of Parks and Boulevards, City of Detriot, 1898-1901. Trustee of Senate, National Union; member Royal Arcanum. Republican. Meniber Detroit Board of Commerce. Member American Institute of Architects. Club: Elks'. Office: 1115-1121 Union Trust Bldg. Residence: 35 Farrand Ave., Highland Park.

Also see Albert J. Van Leyen (brother)

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Wayne County, Michigan Biographies

Michigan
Biographies

Online
Biographies

Michigan
Histories

Ohio
Histories

New York
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012