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Male, born 1880-09-28, died 1943-07-05

Associated with the firms network

Allen, Frank, Incorporated; Allen, Frank Phillip, Jr., Architect

Professional History


Allen, Jr., apprenticed with his architect father Frank P. Allen, Sr., before 1898.

Service in Spanish-American War, 1898.

Partner, Frank P. Allen and Son, Architects, Grand Rapids, MI, c. 1899-190.;

Draftsman, D.H. Burnham and Company, Architects, Chicago, IL, c. 1902-1904.

Principal, Frank Allen, Incorporated, Engineer, (also referred to as "Frank Allen, Incorporated”), Seattle, WA, c. 1904-1912; (Allen was thought to be working as an architect, engineer and/or building contractor in his earliest years in Seattle.) In 1910, Frank Allen, Incorporated, had its office in the Crary Building in Downtown Seattle.

Consulting Engineer for Construction, Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland, Oregon, 1904-1905.

Director of Works, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Seattle, WA, c. 1907-1909.

Director of Works, Panama-California International Exposition, San Diego, CA, 1912-1915; in association with William S. Hebbard, Allen designed the Maryland Hotel in San Diego (1914).

Professional Activities

Allen developed a reputation for his work on West Coast expositions mounted in Portland, OR, (1905), Seattle, WA, (1909) and San Diego, CA, (1915);



Born in Grand Rapids, MI, Allen apprenticed with his father, an established Grand Rapids architect, Frank P. Allen, Sr. Following his service in the 1898 Spanish-American War, Allen returned to Grand Rapids to work as his father's junior partner; he moved to Chicago, IL, c. 1902-1904, to work for the renowned architect, D.H. Burnham.

Allen moved out to the Pacific Coast for health reasons c. 1904; between 1904-1912, he worked in private practice and as an official with public expositions in Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA; he moved to San Diego, CA, to work on the Panama California International Exposition from 1912-1915;

Allen died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 62.


Frank P. Allen, Sr., (b. 1857-d. 03/16/1934) had a successful architectural practice in Grand Rapids, MI. The elder Allen formed Frank P. Allen and Son in Grand Rapids with Frank, Jr. Frank, Sr., was active in the Michigan Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 2815