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Brooks Household Art Company photograph
Description: This photograph shows The Brooks Household Art Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, where I. T. Frary's drafting room was located. He worked for the company (which later became Rorimer-Brooks Studios) as an interior decorator and furniture designer from 1894 until 1914. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1873, Ihna Thayer Frary was a prominent American art and architecture scholar, whose primary interest was the architectural heritage of the region of northeastern Ohio known as the Western Reserve. In addition to serving as publicity and membership secretary of the Cleveland Museum of Art, he was a professor of Ohio and American architecture at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Western Reserve University’s School of Architecture. Over the course of his career, Frary was a design consultant for private clients and designed furniture, and was an active member of several prominent arts councils in the Cleveland area. In 1963, Frary and his two sons donated his entire photographic collection to the Ohio Historical Society (now the Ohio History Connection). The Inha Thayer Frary Collection consists of 4,000 5 x 7 photographs of private residences, churches, taverns, and public buildings, as well as select rural buildings, bridges, archaeological sites, and public monuments. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P112_B63_F2-3_01
Subjects: Frary, I. T. (Ihna Thayer); Photography--Ohio; Architecture; Stores and shops; Business enterprises--Ohio--Cleveland
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)