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Male, US, born 1865, died 1926-01-31

Associated with the firms network

Fitzhugh, Krucker and Deckbar, Associated Architects; Krucker and Deckbar, Architects; Krucker, Frank G., Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, Charles Crapsey, Architect, Cincinnati, OH, 1883-1884. In that year, Crapsey had his office in Room #46 of the Wiggins Block in Cincinnati. (See Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1883, p. 1336 and Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1884,p. 785.)

Draftsman, Chicago, IL, c. 1885-1892.

Draftsman, Samuel Hannaford and Sons, Architects, Cincinnati, OH, 1903-1910. (See Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1903, p. 1069 and Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1910, p. 1038.)

Partner, Reif and Krucker, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1911. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1911, p. 815.)

Thornton Fitzhugh, Frank G. Krucker and Harry Deckbar associated with one another in 1913 to work on the Trinity Auditorium Building in Los Angeles, CA.

Principal, Frank G. Krucker, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1915. In 1914-1915, Krucker maintained an office at 307 South Hill Street, Room #205. (See San Pedro and Wilmington, California, City Directory, 1914, p. 2509 and Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1915, p. 1226.)

The Architect and Engineerreported in 12/1921: "Architect Frank G. Krucker will retain offices at 520 Ferguson building." (See "With the Architects," Architect and Engineer, vol. LXVII, no. 3, 12/1921, p. 108.)



Born in Cincinnati, OH, Frank Krucker lived with his widowed mother and sister, Louisa, in that city according to the 1870 US Census. (See, Source Citation Year: 1870; Census Place: Cincinnati Ward 16, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: M593_1215; Page: 104B; Family History Library Film: 552714, accessed 03/23/2019.) They had a residence at 72 Gest Street in Cincinnati, OH, between at least 1875 and 1879. (See Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1875, p. 549 and Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1879, p. 575.) A year later, the Kruckers inhabited 261 Central Avenue in Cincinnati, OH. His mother worked as a superintendent in a dry goods store, probably that owned by her father. (See, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: 1028; Page: 141D; Enumeration District: 171, accessed 03/23/2019.)

Krucker resided in Chicago, IL, from at least 1885 until 1892. He registered to vote in Chicago in 10/1892, and according to the voter's roll, had lived in the 21st Ward's 14th Precinct for four years. This form also noted that he had lived in Cook County and State of IL for seven years. He made his home at 781 North Clark Street in 1892. (See, Source Information Chicago, Illinois, Voter Registration, 1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001, accessed 03/23/2019.)

Krucker boarded at the Westminster Hotel in Cincinnati in 1903-1904. (See Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1903, p. 1069 and Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1904, p. 1199.) He moved 324 East 4th Street in 1905 where he remained in 1906. (See Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1905, p. 977 and Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1906, p. 1017.)

Krucker resided at 2306 Kemper Lane in Cincinnati in 1909 and at 3302 Hackberry Street in 1910. (See(See Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1909, p. 1070 and Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1910, p. 1038.) In 1910, Krucker lived on Hackberry Street with his wife Anna and his son, Herbert.(See, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Cincinnati Ward 2, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: T624_1188; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1375201, accessed 03/23/2019.)

According the Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1911, (p. 815), Krucker resided in Pasadena, CA, in 1911.

He lived at 847 South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, by 1915. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1915, p. 1226.)

Krucker died on 01/31/1926 in Los Angeles, CA.


His father was Francis Krucker (born c. 1837), his mother, Susan M.C. Mentel (born c. 1843-d. 02/03/1896 in Chicago, IL). They married on 10/16/1862 in Hamilton County, OH. (See, Source Information Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016, accessed 03/23/2019.) Francis, a bookkeeper, was drafted into the Union Army in 06/1863. (See, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); NAI: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 2 of 5, accessed 03/23/2019.)

It appears that Francis worked as a shoemaker in 1869, and lived at 80 Barr Street in Cincinnati. A "Frank Krucker," not the architect, resided nearby at 106 Barr Street at the time. (See Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1869, p. 349.)

Susan Mentel was affiliated with the Ohio Wesleyan Female College in 1869. Her hometown was Cincinnati. (See, Source Information: U.S. School Catalogs, 1765-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012, accessed 03/23/2019.) Her father, Valentine Mentel (born c.1815 in MA), operated a dry goods business in Cincinnati, and, according to the 1870 US Census, was a wealthy man. He owned $70,000 worth of real estate at that time, and had a personal savings of $1,000.

His sister was Louisa A. Krucker Breen (born 08/16/1863 or 1864 in Cincinnati, OH-d. 06/08/1940 in Los Angeles County, CA). In 1910, she lived in Pasadena, CA.


Frank Krucker married late in life, marrying the younger Anna C. Krucker (born c. 1880 in Canada) when he was 38 years old. They divorced during the 1910s.

Anna had remarried by 1920 to Lanford L. Craft, a manager of a lumber yard, and they lived in Chandler, AZ, as per the 1920 US Census. Anna worked in a dry goods store. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona; Roll: T625_48; Page: 45A; Enumeration District: 29, accessed 03/23/2019.)


According to the 1910 US Census, he and Anna had had one child, Herbert F. Krucker (born 1906 in OH-d. 1981).

Krucker noted in an advertisement appearing in the 10/11/1921 issue of the Los Angeles Times, p. I3, "I specialize on fine residence work and apartments."

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 170