By Dreck Spurlock Wilson
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Where and when he may have attended school is not known. Louis Banks was a glassworker and living in Ford City, Pennsylvania, when he married Margaret “Maggie” Enty at Templeton, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, on October 2, 1894. They had one son, Thornton Kenneth Banks, who was born September 2, 1895, in Ford City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Louis Banks moved his family to Toledo, Ohio, circa 1900. He first appears in the Toledo City Directory in 1901 as a grinder for the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company, which opened in Rossford, Ohio, two years earlier.
Fairmont WVA 1909 Now Ross Funeral Home Widener Memorial Home 2800 Atlantic Ave. B. 3822 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia Wildenstein Gallery 19 East 64th St. New York NY 1931 Windber Hospital 600 Somerset Ave. Windber PA 1930 Zimmerman, Daniel 800 Georgian Pl. Somerset County PA 1915 Now Inn at Georgian Place Zoological Society 34th & Girard Ave. PA 1912 Philadelphia Alabama State Fair Negro Building Montgomery (1906) Alabama’s capital city was the site of the state fair in 1906, as it had been on other such occasions.
8. Bankhead,” 15 February 1997, frontispiece. WENDEL ECKFORD, POMONA, CALIFORNIA New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Elvenia Bankhead BUILDING LIST Name Address City State Year Comments Apts 4400 Washington Blvd. B. San Pedro St. Central Ave. Los Angeles CA New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church 430 Santa Fe Ave. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles CA Los Angeles CA United Revelation Church of God 655 E. 43rd St. S. Census with his parents. Esau was a farmer in Bowling Green Township, Caroline County, Virginia.
African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-1945 by Dreck Spurlock Wilson