F. S. Newman maintained archiectural offices in Springfield, MA, Hartford, CT, and Philadelphia. He came to Philadelphia in 1894 from Springfield, establishing an office at 13th and Arch streets, and was cited in the Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders Guide of 21 November 1894 as having purchased a lot at Parkside Avenue and 42nd Street, where he proposed to build a residence for himself.
His 1895 Architectural Sketches and Designs lists all three cities and includes photographic illustrations of commercial, residential, civil, church, and theatre buildings. In Philadelphia his work included the Fidelity Mutual Life Association as well as work on the Lutheran Orphans Home at 6950 Germantown Avenue.
Sandra L. Tatman.
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