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Male, US, born 1860, died 1905-04-14

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Steinmann, Hermann, Architect

Professional History

Principal, Hermann Steinmann, Architect, Saint Louis, MO, 1883-1887; Principal, Hermann Steinmann, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1888-1894; Principal, Herman Steinmann, Architect, New York, NY, 1894-1905.

Steinmann made a name for himself designing breweries in Seattle, WA, Victoria, BC, Canada, and New York, NY. In the 19th century, German-American brewers often turned to fellow German immigrant architects to design their facilities.


According to Dennis Andersen and Duane Dietz, Steinmann worked in Saint Louis, MO, from 1883-1887, and arrived in Seattle, WA, in 11/1887 from there; he remained until c. 1894; (See Duane Dietz, "Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876 to 1959," typescript, 1994, np.) Steinmann lived in a residence on the northwest corner of Pine Street and 12th Avenue in 1891. Despondent over a lack of work, Steinmann committed suicide at his office in New York, NY, at 66 New Street on 04/14/1905. An article discussing Steinmann's death in the Seattle Times, stated that the architect had worked in Seattle between 1880-1898. (See "Architect Takes Gas," Seattle Times, 04/25/1905, p. 4.)

He was married.

According to a notice in the New York Times of 09/07/1890, a "Hermann Steinmann" was on the passenger list of the Kaiser Wilhelm II, when it landed in New York, NY. Steinmann's first name was often misspelled "Herman."

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