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Alvin William Meyer
+ Solon S. Beman was born on October 1, 1853 in Brooklyn New York.

He died in Chicago, Il on April 23, 1914.
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Alvin William Meyer, son of German immigrants, Ferdinand and Clara Hagel Meyer, was born in Bartlett, Illinois in 1892.  In 1897 the family moved to Cambridge, Md.   One of 6 children, Alvin was educated at the Maryland Institute of Design, in Baltimore and the Pennsylvania Academy of  Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  He went on to the American Academy in Rome where studied under Frank Perley Fairchild.  He won the Prix de Rome in 1926.  By 1929 he was director of architect Holabird and Root's sculpture department in Chicago.

He married Chicago physician, Edith Louis Potter in 1943.  In 1948 he illustrated her book,  'Fundamentals of Human Reproduction." They retired to Fort Meyers, Florida where Alvin William Meyer died in 1976

ALVIN WILLIAM MEYER
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DAILY NEWS BUILDING 1929
Chicago
THE RAND BUILDING 1929
Minneapolis
CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE 1930
Chicago
THOMAS MOYER JUDICIAL CENTER 1931
Columbus, Ohio
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 1932

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