G. L. Norrman

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G.L. Norrman in 1892

Godfrey Leonard Norrman (1846 – November 16, 1909)[1] was an important architect in the Southeastern United States.

A native of Sweden, he arrived in Atlanta, Georgia around 1880 and designed buildings for the International Cotton Exposition (1881). He also designed the Armstrong Hotel of Rome, the Windsor Hotell of Americus, the Gate City Bank and Hebrew Orphan Asylum, Edward Peters Atlanta mansion (1883), Anderson Hall at Savannah College of Art and Design (1896) and the Piedmont Exposition Building of Atlanta, and also homes in Inman Park Atlanta. His firm was called "Norrman and Humphreys" with George Phares Humphreys who designed Joel Chandler Harris's home, Wren's Nest.[2] He maintained offices in Joel Hurt's Equitable Building, resided in the Kimball House and remained in the city until his death. He also designed the Bishop William Wallace Duncan House at Spartanburg, South Carolina.[3]

A number of his works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Works include (with attribution):

Built for Lawrence McNeil by G.L. Norman, 1903


There are current sources that list his first name as Gottfried but contemporary references as well as his own advertising used Godfrey.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Franklin Garrett Necrology Database - Atlanta History Center
  2. ^ https://apps.atlantaga.gov/citydir/URBAN/wren'sn.htm
  3. ^ a b "Bishop William Wallace Duncan House, Spartanburg County (300 Howard St., Spartanburg)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  4. ^ Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. (July 12, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 4 August 2016.  with photos

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