World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

August Geiger (architect)

Article Id: WHEBN0018893947
Reproduction Date:

Title: August Geiger (architect)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Mediterranean Revival architects
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

August Geiger (architect)

August Geiger
Born 1887
New Haven, Connecticut
Died 1968
Nationality USA
Buildings Dade County Courthouse
Miami City Hospital

August Geiger (September 2, 1887[1] - 1968) was one of the most prominent American architects in South Florida from 1905 to the late 1940s. He experimented in Mission, Neo-Renaissance and Art Deco architecture, but is most noted for his works in the Mediterranean Revival style. A number of his works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Contents

  • Life 1
  • Some of his projects 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Life

Geiger's notice for services

Geiger was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Margaretha (Rettenmeyer) Geiger and Louis Geiger, a manufacturer of moldings and other fine woodwork for interior decoration. He was educated at the city's public schools, and completed his studies at Boardman's Manual Training School. Showing a talent for drawing and design, he determined to be an architect and secured a position in a New Haven firm. In 1905, Geiger moved to Miami, where he had vacationed with his family since around 1899, and worked at a local architectural firm for 6 years.[2] The 10th registered architect in Florida, he opened his own firm in 1911, and in 1915 opened a second office in Palm Beach. He worked for Carl Fisher on various construction projects in Miami Beach, and was appointed architect for the Dade County School Board.[3] In 1915 he married Ruth Hinson.[4]

Some of his projects

Dade County Courthouse, 1925

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ Florida Editors 1925 p. 349
  2. ^ 1922; Florida Heritage CollectionMen of the SouthAugust Geiger --
  3. ^ August Geiger, architect of Miami Beach High School
  4. ^ Florida Editors 1925 p. 349
Bibliography
  • Klepser, Carolyn & Parks, Arva Moore, Miami Then and Now (Then & Now) (Thunder Bay Press; 2002); ISBN 978-1-57145-852-0
  • Barbara Baer Capitman, Deco Delights: Preserving the Beauty and Joy of Miami Beach Architecture (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1988)
  • Armbruster; Kleinberg; Florida Architecture and Allied Arts, 1939, 1940, 1941; Curl; Works Progress Administration
  • Patricia Gabriel, The Villagers’’ Book of Outstanding Homes of Miami (Coral Gables, Fla.: University of Miami Press, 1975
  • Florida Editors Association, The Book of Florida (No place); James O. Jones, 1925

External links

  • Old Davie School Historical Museum -- SunSentinel
  • Old Davie School Historical Museum
  • Dade County landmarks
  • Carl Fisher Residence
  • Dade County Courthouse
  • History of Dade County Courthouse
  • Allison Hospital
  • Fort Lauderdale Woman's Club
  • Miami Today -- Villa Serena
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.