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Birth: Sep. 1, 1854
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1953
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Willis Proudfoot (1860-1928) and George Bird (1854-1953) were partners in an architectural practice, Proudfoot and Bird, in Wichita, Kansas from 1885 to 1890. They had come from the east to participate in the building boom in Wichita during the 1880s. Proudfoot was born in Iowa and may have attended M.I.T for one semester. He arrived in Wichita in 1885 and was soon joined by Bird who came from Philadelphia. Their first commission was the Administration Building at Garfield University (now Friends University). During their five years in Wichita the firm was prolific, designing seventy buildings, of which only nine are extant.

The work of Proudfoot & Bird was characterized by a combination of Richardsonian Romanesque and High Victorian styles such as Queen Anne and Shingle, depending on the building. They designed commercial buildings, civic buildings, schools, churches and residences, including their own in the College Hill neighborhood of Wichita.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Bird (1833 - 1899)
  Elizabeth O'Daniel Bird (1837 - 1921)
 
 Spouses:
  Estelle R. Bird (1879 - 1967)
  Laura Bird (1863 - 1918)
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Cathedral Mausoleum - Crypt 51
 
Maintained by: David G. Stuart
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: May 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6433877
George Washington Bird
Added by: David G. Stuart
 
George Washington Bird
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George Washington Bird
Added by: Mark R. Daniels
 
 
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Sunshine from Kansas! Your wonderful additions to our city still stand and are much appreciated. Proudfoot and Bird, architects.
- David G. Stuart
 Added: Aug. 22, 2012
 
 
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