Coburn & Barnum
Coburn & Barnum was a Cleveland, Ohio architectural firm from 1878 to 1897. It was established by Forrest A. Coburn (1848 – December 1, 1897) and Frank Seymour Barnum (November 25, 1850 - December 17, 1927). The firm also included W. Dominick Benes and Benjamin S. Hubbell for one year and was known as Coburn, Barnum, Benes & Hubbell until 1897, when Benes and Hubell departed to establish their own firm Hubbell & Benes. After their departure and Coburn's death, Barnum formed F. S. Barnum & Co. with Albert Skeel, Harry S. Nelson, Herbert Briggs, and Wilbur M. Hall. Barnum also served as consulting architect to the Cleveland Board of Education. He retired in 1915 having designed more than 75 school buildings, the Caxton Building (1903) and the Park Building (1904) (in Cleveland's Public Square), an early example of reinforced concrete floor slabs. The firm continued after his 1915 retirement under the name of Briggs & Nelson.
National Register of Historic Places listed buildings by the firms include:
- St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 214 E. Second St. Port Clinton, OH Coburn, Barnum, Benes & Hubbell
- St. Paul's Episcopal Church of East Cleveland, 15837 Euclid Ave. East Cleveland, OH Coburn,Barnum, & Benes
- Charles Olney House and Gallery, 2241–2255 W. Fourteenth St. Cleveland, OH Coburn & Barnum
- Lorain Avenue Commercial Historic District, 3202–5730 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH Coburn and Barnum
Projects (Coburn & Barnum)
- Furniture Block ca. 1881-82 
- Blackstone Building ca. 1881-82 (burned in 1897)
- First Congregational, Cleveland on Franklin Avenue 
- Euclid Avenue Congregational Church on East 96th Street and Euclid Avenue. It was gutted by fire in 2010 and demolished.
- William J. Morgan residence
- George Howe residence (1893) at 2258 Euclid Avenue, also used as the Vixseboxse gallery, was acquired by Cleveland State University in 1982 and is now known as Parker Hannifin Hall, it is one of the few remaining homes from Millionaire's Row on Euclid Avenue.
- Washington H. Lawrence mansion (1898) on Lake Avenue, in 1947 the 24-room mansion was purchased for $75,000 and $350,000 worth of renovations completed for the Bay View Hospital osteopathic section complete with 75 beds. It was dedicated on October 3, 1948.
- Western Reserve University:
- Olney Art Gallery on W. 14th Street (1893).
- North Presbyterian Church (1886–1887) listed on the NRHP (1974)
Projects (Coburn, Barnum, Benes & Hubbell, Betsch, Edward)
- St. Thomas Episcopal Church, also known as St. Thomas Guild Hall, at 214 East Second Street in Port Clinton, Ohio.
- St. Paul's Episcopal Church of East Cleveland
- BARNUM, FRANK SEYMOUR The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
- Caxton Building Encyclopedia of CLeveland History
- COBURN & BARNUM Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
- Big Fire in Cleveland December 24, 1897 The New York Times
- Michael O'Malley Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, gutted by fire, has storied history March 23, 2010 Cleveland Plain Dealer
- "Preservation Sans Politics: March 2008". Preservationsanspolitics.blogspot.com. 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
- Cleveland Area History December 2011
- Video about Parker Hannifin Hall history on YouTube
- George Howe mansion photo Flikr
- George Howe Mansion historical photos Cleveland Memory
- Bay View Hospital Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
- North Presbyterian Church 4100 Superior Avenue, Cleveland
- listing added to the NRHP in 1999 as listing #99000845