Biography of Leonard H. Gerow
Lucas County, OH Biographies





Leonard Hall Gerow is a leading Toledo architect, largely specializing in the building of residences, being a member of the firm of Gerow & Conklin. He was born in Milton, New York, on the 29th of May, 1889. He supplemented his thorough public school training by a course in Cornell University, where he specialized in the study of architecture and in 1913 was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Architecture. Seeking the opportunities offered along professional lines in Toledo; he was here associated with various firms, one of which was the George Rheinfrank Company, with which firm he remained for two years, having charge of office detail work. In 1917 he opened offices and under his own name has since practiced his profession. He has been a close student of all the basic principles that underlie the profession and is adapting the old and time tried methods to modern day conditions, with results that are very gratifying. Some of the most attractive residences of Toledo have been erected on plans which he has made, in which utility, convenience and beauty are admirably blended, so that his work is constituting a substantial means of adornment to Toledo. Among the number are the residences of B. C. Bowen, in West Morland, Mrs. Elizabeth Fella, L. J. Gifford, G. A. Kellam and G. H. Jones. He holds to the highest standards of the profession and is making continuous progress in winning a large clientele.

On August 31, 1922, Mr. Gerow married Miss Alma Kiappick.

Mr. Gerow is well known as a member of St. Mathews Brotherhood and his interest centers along those lines and in those channels through which flows the greatest and most permanent good to the greatest number.

From:
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
1623-1923
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
1923


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