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Title Bernard, L. Cosby, Architect
Collection Paper Artifacts Collection
Object ID 009.2.014
Parent ObjectID 009.2
Object Name File, document
Description 7 subseries, 48 items

L. Cosby Bernard was born in Junction City, Kentucky in 1890. His parents, William S. and Minnie, moved the family to Dayton, Ohio. Bernard studied at the Cincinnati Institute of Art and graduated from the University of Illinois School of Architecture in 1913. He worked as a design engineer and as an architect in Dayton and Indianapolis before establishing his own firm in Michigan City in 1924. He moved to Hammond, Indiana in 1927 and went on to be a popular and well-known local figure for the homes and buildings he built within the city.

Although an architect of mainly commercial buildings, he is well-known locally for his beautiful residential designs and has come to be known as the "The Designer of Forest Avenue." Many of Hammond's most well-known business leaders engaged Bernard for their home designs including the Minas, Kaufmann, and Fox families. Indeed, his architectural style was so recognized within the region that it gained its own name: "Bernardesque."

Source: L. Cosby Bernard file

Folder 1: Pamphlets & Flyers
Folder 2: Clippings & Articles
Folder 3: Information
Folder 4: Letters & Correspondence
Folder 5: Projects
Folder 6: Reports
Folder 7: L. Cosby Bernard Jr.
Collection Location Paper Artifacts Collection:Drawer 5
Level of description Series
Catalog date 2017-08-30
Search Terms Architects
Central School
Chamber of Commerce
Civic Center
DeLuxe Theater
Deutsch-Pugh Residence
F.G. Crary & Sons
F.H.A. homes
Forest Avenue
Fred C. Rowley Company
Hammond P.W.A. projects
Hammond Public Library
Hammond Tech High School
Hohman Avenue
John W. Funk home
Julia-Anna Building
Meyer's Castle
Orak Temple Theater
Orpheum Theater
Parthenon Theater
Thomas Jefferson School
Vine Street
Wicker Park
Woodmar Country Club
People Bernard, L. Cosby
Bernard, L. Cosby, Jr.
Caldwell, L.L.
Howard, James A.
Huehn, Emma
Martin, Frank R.
Matthies, Anna
McKay, Milton
Meyer, Joseph
Minas, Edward
Ramsey, Louise
Rogers, Roy E.
Rupp, R.G.
Townsend, Donna
Cataloged by Amanda A.