Biography of Cyrus K. Porter


Porter, Cyrus K., Buffalo, architect, was born in the village of Cicero, Onondaga county, N. Y., August 27, 1828, and is a son of Welcome and Rachel (Kinne) Porter. He first learned the trade of a joiner. After studying architecture, he secured a position as draftsman for the Chicago Water Works. In 1855 he opened an office on his own account in Brantford, Ont., where he remained several years. He then removed to Buffalo in 1865 and has since made that city his home. Mr. Porter has made the erection of public buildings a special study, and as early as 1867 received a premium of two thousand dollars in an open competition for designs for the War Department buildings at Washington, D. C. He has since won many important premiums, and has been employed in the erection of many edifices of a public and private character. His son, Jesse R. Porter, is associated with him in business.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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