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Male, born 1911-12-10, died 1976-05-13

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Harmon, Pray and Detrich, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, RRA, Denver, CO, 1936. (See Denver, Colorado, City Directory, 1936, p. 1124. It is not absolutely clear what "RRA" stood for in the city directory, although it may have been the New Deal Rural Resettlement Administration, later renamed the Farm Security Admininistration [FSA].)

Superintending Architect, Smith, Hinchman and Grylls, Architects, Detroit, MI, 1941-1942;

Partner, Hehnke And Harmon, Architects, Scottsbluff, NE, c. 1942.

Designer, Wyatt C. Hedrick, Architect, Fort Worth, TX, 1943. Both Craig Harmon and his later business partner, Roland G. Pray (1908- 1996) worked in the Office of Wyatt C. Hedrick in Fort Worth, TX, in 1943.

Plant Planning Engineer, the Boeing Company, Seattle, WA, 1943-1946.

Partner, Hehnke and Harmon, Architects and Engineers, Seattle, WA, c. 1946-1948.

Partner, Harmon, Pray and Detrich, Architects and Engineers, Seattle, WA, 1948-1975. In 1962, Harmon, Pray and Detrich had an address of 2000 5th Avenue in Seattle. (See "Harmon, Craig A.," American Architects Directory, 1962, George Koyl, ed., [New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1962], p. 288.)

Professional Activities

Harmon joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington Chapter, in 1944. Chairman, AIA, Washington Chapter, Fee Committee, 1952; Member, AIA, Washington Chapter, Professional Practice Committee, 1953-1954.

When surveyed in 1955, Harmon was Registered Architect in the States of NE, OR, and WA, and was NCARB certified. He was also a Licensed Civil Engineer in the State of WA.

Education

College

B. Civil Engineering, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1932-1935; B. Arch, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB, 1938.

Personal

Relocation

In 1920, Harmon lived with his parents, sister and aunt in a rented house at 135 Logan Street, Denver, CO. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T625_159; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 93, accessed 04/21/2018.)

The Harmons owned a house (valued at $6,500) at 103 South Corona Street in Denver according to the U.S. Census of 1930. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Denver, Denver, Colorado; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0082, accessed 04/21/2018.) Six years later, he lived at 1475 Humboldt Street in Denver with his new wife. (See Denver, Colorado, City Directory, 1936, p. 1124.)

A son, Kent, was born in Lincoln, NE, in 1940, while or just after Craig attended the University of Nebraska. The Harmons lived in Scottsbluff, NE, at the start of World War II, working in an architectural partnership there.

From 1951 until 1955, he and his wife Lila lived at 4545 48th Avenue NE in Seattle, WA. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1951, p. 531 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1955, p. 587.)

Between the years 1958 and 1960, at least, they resided at 8525 Inverness Drive in Seattle, in 1960. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1958, p. 619 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1960, p. 677.)

His last residence was in the 98115 zip code of northeast Seattle. Harmon died at age 64.

Parents

His father, Charles C. Harmon, (born c. 1877 in WI), worked as a bank president in 1920. His father was born in MA, his mother, WI. Marie C. Harmon, (born c. 1885 in IA) ran the household. Her parents both came from WI, according to the U.S. Census of 1920. The Harmons also had a daughter, Marion A. Harmon, (born c. 1914 in SD). Marie Harmon's 26-year-old sister, Lena (or Lina) E. Aspinwall, also resided with the family. By 1930, Charlie C. Harmon was the proprietor of a grocery store in Denver, CO; Marie worked as a baker in a tea room. Marion A. Harmon was not listed in the family's U.S. Census record of 1930.

Spouse

Harmon married in 1936. In 1951, his wife was Lila Woodley Llewellyn Harmon (06/20/1914 in Denver, CO-d. 05/03/1998 in WA). They married on 06/06/1936 in Denver, CO. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Colorado, County Marriage Records and State Index, 1862-2006 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016, accessed 04/21/2018.)

After Craig Harmon's death, she married a man named Rorrer, (perhaps Hobart L. Rorrer [1924-1985]), and lived at 1150 Perry Drive, Coupeville, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information: U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010, accessed 04/21/2018.)

Children

He and Lila had a son, Kent Llewellyn Harmon (born 03/12/1940 in Lincoln, NE).

Biographical Notes

According to his World War II draft registration card, Harmon stood 5-feet, 11-inches tall, weighed 170 pounds, and had blue eyes and blond hair. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 4, accessed 04/21/2018.)

SSN: 521-28-3175.



Associated Locations

  • Seattle, WA (Architect's Death)
    Seattle, WA

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  • Redfield, SD (Architect's Birth)
    Redfield, SD

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PCAD id: 3076