William S. Kaufman

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William S. Kaufman
Born 1849
Union County, Indiana
Died 1916
Nationality American
Occupation Architect
Spouse(s) May Aufderheide
Children Maude Kaufman Eggemeyer
Thomas Kaufman
Parent(s) Elias Kaufman
Mary Rhodes

William S. Kaufman (1849–1916) was an American architect known for designing a number of public buildings, primarily in Indiana and Ohio.

Life and work[edit]

Kaufman was born in Union County, Indiana to Elias and Mary (Rhodes) Kaufman, who were Pennsylvania natives and early Indiana settlers. He attended school in Brownsville, Indiana and trained as a carpenter and stair-builder in Cambridge City, Indiana. He studied architectural drafting in Indianapolis and remained there until 1876, when he moved to New Castle and opened an office, later moving his practice to Richmond, Indiana. His son, Thomas joined him in the architecture business for a time and then moved to Indianapolis and later to California with his wife, May Aufderheide Kaufman. A daughter, Maude Kaufman Eggemeyer became an accomplished artist of the Richmond Group of painters.

Notable works[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Tomlan, Mary Raddant and Michael A. Richmond, Indiana: Its Physical and Aesthetic Heritage to 1920, Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 2003

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