Frank Mills Andrews

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Frank Mills Andrews (January 28, 1867 – September 3, 1948) was an American architect born in Des Moines, Iowa, who practiced in Chicago, New York City, Cincinnati and Dayton. Andrews died in Brooklyn, New York.


Andrews studied civil engineering at Iowa State College in Ames[1] and architecture at Cornell University, where he was graduated with an A. B. degree in 1888.[2]

The son of Lorenzo Frank Andrews and the former Sophia Maxwell Dolson, he was married in November 1894 to Gertrude Reynolds, with whom he had a daughter. They were divorced in March 1909. [3][4] He then married actress Pauline Frederick in 1909; they had one daughter.[citation needed] In 1927, he was remarried to Ellen Brown, by whom he fathered a son and two daughters: Frank II, Doris, and Audrey.

He was a member of the Royal Society of Arts and appeared in Who's Who of America, and upon his death, the New York Times published an obituary for him.[2]


Among his commissions were:


  1. ^ Withey, Henry F., A.I.A.; Withey, Elsie Rathburn (1970) [1956]. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased). Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc. (Facsimile Edition). pp. 20–21. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "F.M. Andrews Dies; A Noted Architect". New York Times. 3 Sep 1948. p. 19. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Catalog of the Alpha Delta Phi Society, 1899
  4. ^ "Wife in Paris Asks Divorce". New York Times. March 30, 1909. p. 6. Retrieved May 12, 2017.