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Robert R. Reeves Papers
Description: Robert Roy Reeves Sr., was born on June 21, 1886, in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, for two years. In 1908 he obtained his architecture degree from Carnegie Technical Institute where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In 1911 he married Helen Gest; the couple had a son, Robert Roy Reeves Jr., who also became an architect. The elder Reeves worked in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Frank C. Packard from 1908 to 1916. He subsequently formed the partnership Miller and Reeves with Orlando C. Miller until 1928. After Miller left the firm it was known as Robert R. Reeves, Architect. Among the best known examples of Reeves's work is the YMCA at 65 South Fourth Street, a Georgian design which won the architect award in the Groswold Memorial Competition in 1923. The following year, Reeves was commissioned to construct a hospice in Montfaucon, France, as a war memorial for the Ohio 37th Division. From 1927 to 1932, Reeves designed a residential development on East Broad Street in Bexley, Ohio, known as Sessions Village, heavily inspired by the layout of historic European villages. The location, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features cobblestone streets, a stone enclosure, and a "village center" with a traditional fountain. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS871_B01_F05_01
Subjects: Reeves, Robert R. (Robert Roy), 1886-1937 ; Architectural drawings; Architecture--Ohio--Columbus--History--20th century; Planned communities;
Places: Bexley (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)