Local Founders Profile: Frank O. and Mary F. Price
Posted by beachwoodhistoricalalliance on April 2, 2009
From the pages of his own 1924 Beachwood Directory and Who’s Who, here is what William Mill Butler wrote about original residents Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Price. Click on all the embedded links for a broader understanding of their lives and background:
Price, Frank, west side Spar Ave., between Elm and Chestnut Sts., Beachwood Heights, Block C-29. Other address, 478 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in Kempt, Owens County, Nova Scotia; American citizen. Head of Architectural Engineering Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.; consulting engineer for architectural firms of W.B. Tubby and J.V. Van Pelt, New York City. Wife, Mrs. Mary Florence Price; four daughters, Urania Roe, Elizabeth Florence, Ethel Frances and Marsia Anne Price.
Prof. Price is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was director of finance of the first board of commissioners of Beachwood. He is at present assessor of the borough. Also secretary of the Beachwood Property Owners’ Ass’n., and of the board of trustees, Beachwood Religious Association. Mrs. Price is also a member of the Property Owners’ Ass’n.
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