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Frank Maynard Howe

Frank Maynard Howe was born in Arlington, Mass., July 20, 1849.  He was educated in the public schools and in Cotting Academy, and afterwards took a special course in architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.  In 1868 he entered the office of Ware & Van Brunt, architects, in Boston, and upon the retirement of W. R Ware in 1832, became a partner in the concern under the name of Van Brunt & Howe, which partnership still exists.  Prior to this he spent some time in travel and study abroad, and in 1880 formed a partnership with the late Arthur H. Dodd, of Boston, but in 1882 this was dissolved and that of Van Brunt & Howe formed.  In 1885 the firm was established in Kansas City.

     The present firm enjoys a large practice in all parts of the country, and has always retained its eastern office in Boston.  They were on the Commission of Architects at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, and enjoy a similar honor on the same commission at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.  In their practice in Kansas City they have built many of the largest and most important buildings here.

     Mr. Howe was married in 1871 to Miss Mary E. Wyman, of Arlington, and they have two daughters, Katherine and Dorothy.  He belongs to the Papyrus Club, of Boston, the Kansas City Club, the Commercial Club, is president of the Knife and Fork Club, president of the Symphony Orchestra, and is a thirty-second degree Mason, and Shriner.
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