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 Harold Bennett Burdick

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Harold Bennett Burdick

  • Birth 5 Oct 1895 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 24 May 1947
  • Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 2 Lot 114-0
  • Memorial ID 78099889

BURDICK, HAROLD BENNETT (Oct 5. 1895- May 24, 1947) was an eclectic architect who designed some 28 homes in SHAKER HEIGHTS and whose own residence represented the first complete architectural statement of the modern house in Greater Cleveland.

Born in Cleveland to Dr. Halbert and Mariette (Bennett) Burdick, Harold graduated from Cornell University's School of Architecture and then served as a second lieutenant during WORLD WAR I.

Returning to Cleveland after the war, Burdick worked for the architectural firms of WALKER AND WEEKS and Mead & Hamilton before establishing his own firm. His first major design, completed in 1924, was a French Provincial house at 19000 South Woodland Road. Burdick designed in Colonial, English Tudor, French, Georgian, Neo-Classical and Jacobethan Revival styles. His period of greatest activity occurred during 1928-1929.

During 1938-39 Burdick built a glass block house for his own residence at 2424 Stratford Road, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS. It was one of the few local homes designed in the International Style and it reflected the "streamlined" look popular in the 1930s. Featuring an all-electric kitchen and possibly the first domestic use of fluorescent lighting, Burdick planned it as a prototype for a quality house in an economical price range.

Burdick helped design the Cleveland FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND and the Moreland Courts Apartments in Shaker Heights.

Burdick married Marjorie Donnell on June 29, 1932. Burdick had two children, John (previous marriage) and Ellen. Burdick belonged to the First Baptist Church.


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  • Originally Created by: Auto Graver
  • Added: 10 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78099889
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Bennett Burdick (5 Oct 1895–24 May 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78099889, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .