Architecture in its highest phase has a worthy exponent in Herbert D. Rashmer, who has been connected
with the profession since 1886, and since 1900 has been a member of the firm of Agne, Rushmer & Jennison New
York numbers him among her native sons, his birth having occurred in Frankfort, on the 12th of December, 1865.
No event of special importance occurred to vary the usual experience of boyhood and youth, his time being largely
devoted to the acquirement of an education in a private school and later at Colgate Academy, Hamilton, New York,
and to those games which usually constitute the chief source of pleasure to the normal boy. He was twenty one years
of age, when, in 1886, he began studying architecture, entering the office of Jacob Are, under whose direction
he became acquainted with the various phases of the business, studying his work from both the scientific and practical
standpoints. Continuous progress which he made in his chosen calling won the attention of those whom he served
and in due time promotion followed, bringing him at length to a partnership, when, in 1900, he was made a member
of the firm Many of the finest structures of the city stand as monuments to the ability, enterprise and progressive
business methods of this firm and contribute much to the attractive appearance of Utica.
Mr. Rushmer was married in 1905. He attends the First Presbyterian church and in politics is independent, preferring
to vote as his judgment dictates without allying himself with party interests. In matters of citizenship, however,
he maintains a progressive stand, giving his support to all movements and measures which he deems of practical
value in the upbuilding and improvement of Utica.
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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