One of the well known architects of Utica is Linn Kinne, whose birth occurred in Hartwig Seminary, Otsego
county, New York, May 12, 1873, his father being H. E. Kinne, a well known farmer of that section.
Reared on a farm, the boyhood and youth of Linn Kinne were very similar to those of other lads in the rural districts.
In the acquirement of his education he attended the common schools of the community, after the completion of which
he matriculated at Cornell University, where he fitted himself for the profession he is now following, being graduated
with the class of 1897. For a time after leaving college he worked in the offices of various architects in order
to obtain a more practical understanding of the business. Later he opened an office in Herkimer, New York, which
he maintained for seven years, during which time he designed and executed plans for a number of large public buildings
in addition to a good many residences. Five years ago he came to Utica where he established an office, and during
the period of his residence here has succeeded in building up a profitable business. His specialty has always been
residences and apartment buildings. He has excellent ideas about the arrangement of a house to meet both artistic
and practical requirements, and can adapt his conception of the former to meet the needs of the limited purse without
sacrificing harmony to utility. His work is becoming known quite extensively throughout this section and he has
almost as many patrons from without as within the city.
In 1898 Mr. Kinne was united in marriage to Miss Ostrander a native of Herkimer county, New York. Fraternally he
is identified with the Masonic order, while his political support is given to the republican party. Mr. Kinne is
making very good progress in his profession and is becoming recognized as one of its able representatives in this
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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