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Edwin Forrest Durang

Architect from United States of America

Edwin Forrest Durang (April 17, 1829 – 1911) was an American architect. He kept offices in Philadelphia and specialized in ecclesiastical and theatrical design. Durang was born in New York, into a distinguished theatrical family. His grandfather, John Durang (1768–1822), has been credited with being the first native-born American actor, and his parents, Charles Durang (1791–1870) and Mary White Durang (b. London, England, 1802), were also well known for their contributions to the stage. His father and uncle, Richard Ferdinand Durang, were the first to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner", and his father also worked as the director and prompter at both the Chestnut Street Theater and the American Theater in Philadelphia. After his retirement in 1853, Charles Durang taught dancing and wrote several books on dance and a history of the Philadelphia stage. In addition to her stage work, Edwin Durang's mother wrote six children's books. Durang was named for his father's friend, noted actor Edwin Forrest. Little is known of Durang's youth or education, but by 1855 he had set up as an architect in Philadelphia. By 1857 he had begun working with John E. Carver, a residential and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1829-04-17
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Architect

Death

Date of death
1911

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