Fred A. Petersen

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Fred A. Petersen (1808-1885) was an American architect. He was one of the original 13 founders of the American Institute of Architects. He was born in Prussia.[1] He was a political refugee having escaped from imprisonment for his involvement in the German Revolution of 1848.[1] In 1855 he patented the first fireproof hollow brick tile for Cooper Union, a building he designed.[1][2] He died in Orange, New Jersey.[1]