Biography of Frederick A. Whelan


Whelan, Frederick A., Buffalo, son of Martin and Elizabeth (Keeffe) Whelan, was born July 13, 1867, in Syracuse, N. Y., where he received his preliminary education, graduating from St. John's Academy of that city in 1885. In the same year he entered upon the study of architecture in the office of James H. Kirby, of Syracuse, and in 1888 removed to Buffalo to accept a position in the office of Marling & Burdette, who were then engaged in designing the buildings for the International Fair. In 1889 Mr. Whelan returned to Syracuse to work as a draftsman on the plans for the new city hail there, and on the removal of the original architect he was placed in sole charge as supervising architect. On the completion of that structure in. 1892 he returned to Buffalo and accepted a position in the office of George Cary, and in February, 1893, entered the office of Fred H. Loverin, with whom he formed a copartnership in February, 1896, under the firm name of Loverin & Whelan. During his connection with Mr. Loverin he has been interested in the designing of many large and -handsome buildings, including the Algonquin, Lenox, Hudson, La Salle. Valois, and Berkeley apartment houses, numerous fine dwellings and other structures. His duties in the firm are largely those of designer and supervisor of the drawing of plans. He is secretary of the Charcoal Club and a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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