A.M. Strauss, originally from Kendallville, served as an apprentice in the offices of prominent architects in both Chicago and Fort Wayne. Strauss established his own firm within Fort Wayne in 1918. He would eventually became one of Indiana’s leading architects of the twentieth century. He worked in a number of popular styles, and many of his works are major public, commercial, or residential landmarks in cities throughout Indiana and northwest Ohio. An amazing variety of examples of the work of A.M. Strauss survives in Fort Wayne. Small bungalows such as the Clyde Meyers House at 921 W. Wildwood Avenue remain, as well as mansions such as the Robert M. Pollak House at 4310 Old Mill Road. Public and commercial buildings include the former St. Vincent Villa in the 2000 block of Wells Street, the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel, and the Lincoln Bank Tower. (City of Fort Wayne).

Alvin Stauss (1895-1958)

AM Strauss

Notable Structures Designed by Strauss

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