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Male, US, born 1859-06-10, died 1943-09-09

Associated with the firms network

Link, Rosenheim, and Ittner, Architects; Rosenheim, Alfred Faist, FAIA, Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Rosenheim spent the early 1880s as a draftsman with leading firms of the city [Boston]. (Henry and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biography of American Architects Deceased, p. 527);

Architect, Major Francis D. Lee, Saint Louis, MO, Architect, c. 1885; he finished the senior partner's commissions after Lee's death in 09/1885; he worked with a number of other Saint Louis architects between c. 1883-1903;

Partner, [Theodore] Link, Rosenheim and [William B.] Ittner, Architects, Saint Louis, MO; Link, Rosenheim, and Ittner lasted approximately three years, during which time the firm completed designs for the large Lindell Avenue Church in Saint Louis. (Withey p. 373-374)

Rosenheim retired from active practice in 1913, turning instead to work as an architectural consultant.

Professional Activities

Rosenheim belonged to the Western Association of Architects, a professional group pre-dating the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and was a leading member of the AIA in 1885; Rosenheim served as President of the Southern California Chapter of the AIA, and was made an AIA Fellow in 1889;

In addition, he was a member of the Architectural League of the Pacific Coast (of which he served as President in 1911-1912) and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Commission. He organized the Second Annual Convention of the League in 04/1912, although the meeting was originally scheduled for 03/1912.

The San Francisco architect John Galen Howard (1864-1931) was a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects, 1910-1913, overlapping by two years with Rosenheim, who served from 1911-1914.

Professional Awards

Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, (FAIA), 1889.

Education

High School and College

Secondary school education spent in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany;

Rosenheim had three years of coursework in architecture at Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, c. 1876-1879.

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1881; in 1881, Rosenheim boarded at 381 Columbus Avenue; at MIT, he pursued a special course of study with William Rotch Ware, where he was awarded a B.S. degree in Architecture in 1881.

Personal

Relocation

Born in Saint Louis, MO, to German-Jewish immigrant parents; Rosenheim attended college in Boston, MA, c. 1880-1883; in Saint Louis, he lived at 362 North Taylor Avenue and worked at 417 Olive Road in 1890; Rosenheim came to Los Angeles, CA, before 1903, when he designed the Herman W. Hellman Building in the downtown business district;

Parents

His father was from Jebenhausen in Wurttemberg, Southern Germany; his mother's maiden name was Ottenheimer and she also came from Wurttemburg, Germany;

Spouse

He wed Frances W. Rosenheim (b. in Massachusetts, circa 1860) probably met her while at M.I.T.; they were married circa 1884; during their later years, the 1930 United States Census reported that the Rosenheims had a lodger in their house, Ruth Salmona; child:

Biographical Notes

The The Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer noted in its issue of 03/15/1913, that, "Archt. A.F. Rosenheim is in San Francisco for a few days, on business." (See "Personal Notes," Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, vol. X, no. 19, 03/15/1913, p.10.)

SSN: 545-34-9793.



Associated Locations

  • Saint Louis, MO (Architect's Birth)
    Saint Louis, MO

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    Los Angeles, CA

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    Rosenmeim lived at 5408 Victoria Drive, Los Angeles, CA for the last years of his life, according to Withey, (p. 528).

PCAD id: 484


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