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Male, born 1851-12-23, died 1935-10-06

Associated with the firms network

Rand and Dow, Architects; Rand, L.L., Architect

Professional History


Worker, Furniture Factory, Grand Rapids, MI, c. 1880.

Partner, Rand and Dow, Architects, Spokane, WA, 1889-1892.

Principal, Loren L. Rand, Architect, Spokane, WA, c. 1893.



Loren Leighton Rand was born in Amesbury, MA, in 1851. Amesbury is an Essex County town at the intersection of the Powow and Merrimack Rivers, forty miles north of Boston. The city's northern border abuts New Hampshire and It lies on the north side of the Merrimack across from Newburyport. In the 19th century, Amesbury utilized a Powow River falls for power and the Merrimack for shipping, developing several key industries, including shipbuilding, woolen textile and hat manufacturing, carriage building, and nail production. Its nail factory, opened by Jacob Perkins (1766-1849) in 1796, employed some of the earliest, mechanized, mass-production techniques in the US.

In 1880, Rand worked in a furniture factory in Grand Rapids, MI, then one of the leading furniture manufacturing cities of the US. He resided on Straight Avenue in a house with his wife, son and daughter.

He lived at 2529 Summit Boulevard, in Spokane in 1920, with his wife, Luanna, son, Morris, and granddaughter, Ethel Cardiff. Rand owned the house at this time. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington; Roll: T625_1942; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 240, accessed 11/30/2017.)

Rand died at age 83 in Spokane, WA. He and some of his family were buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane. (See "Loren L. Rand," accessed 08/06/2014.)


His father was William H. Rand.


He married Luanna O. Rice (1856-1933) in Kent County, MI.


He and Luanna had at least two children, Ethel Belle Rand (05/16/1887-09/18/1897) and at least one other, perhaps L.M. Rand Cardiff. (The father was S.E. Cardiff.) They had a granddaughter, Lorene L. Cardiff (04/13/1905-05/19/1915), who died as a child. Another granddaughter was Ethel Cardiff (born c. 1905 in MT)..

Biographical Notes

In 1902, Rand applied for membership in the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He claimed kinship with Moses Wentworth Rand (d. 1818), born in Barnstead, NH, and enlisted as a Corporal in Captain Waldron's Company at Dover, NH, on 07/03/1775. (See Source Citation Volume: 71 Source Information, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011, accessed 11/30/2017.)

PCAD id: 6794