Otto H. Lang

Otto H. Lang

Birth
Germany
Death 18 Oct 1947 (aged 82)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Section Q
Memorial ID 82928698 · View Source
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Otto H. Lang was one of the best-known architects in the South and extremely prolific in Texas.

Mr. Lang was born in Freiberg, Germany. He was the son of William Lang. He received his architectural and engineering training at Karlsruhe Polytechnic Institute in Germany. When he came to the United States on his wedding trip in 1888, he visited Dallas and was so impresed by the possiblity it offered to an architect that he decided to move to Dallas. He worked for two years in several architectural offices. In 1890 he was engaged by the Texas & Pacific Railroad engineering department and placed in charge of the architectural and structural design of railroad structures.

In 1905 Mr. Lang established a partnership with Frank O. Witchell as Lang & Witchell. The firm built courthouses, skyscraper office buildings, hotels, schools, civic buildings, banks, etc. A list of the major structures is too long to include in this memorial. Researchers interested in learning more about his professional achievements are encouraged to read newspaper archives. Mr. Lang was often called the dean of the architectural profession in Texas. He retired from his firm in 1942.

Mr. Lang was a Knight Templar, a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of Hella Temple Shrine.


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  • Created by: Marilyn Kosanke
  • Added: 3 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 82928698
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Otto H. Lang (2 Dec 1864–18 Oct 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 82928698, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn Kosanke (contributor 47035071) .