Howard Dwight Smith

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Birthday
21, 1886
Birthplace
Dayton, OH
Death Date
Apr 27, 1958 (72)
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21, 1886
Birthplace
Dayton, OH
Death Date
Apr 27, 1958 (72)

About

Architect who designed Ohio Stadium, home to The Ohio State University football team. His work earned him the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Public Building Design.

Before Fame

He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Civil Engineering in Architecture, and after studying architecture in Columbia, he joined the firm of John Russell Pope. His initial projects for Pope included the Vanderbilt mansion and Henry Clay Frick's New York Fifth Avenue mansion.

Trivia

His former boss, Pope, persuaded him to design the new football stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and while there, he also participated in the construction of many other University buildings.

Family Life

He was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1886, the third child of Andrew Jackson Smith, a Civil War Hundred Days volunteer. He wed Myrna Cott in 1912, with whom he had five children. He then married widow Mary Edith Thompson Gramlich after Myrna's death.

Associated With

He attended Buckeyes football games for years, sitting a row behind Orville Wright, another big fan.