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Eliel Saarinen

Born: 20-Aug-1873
Birthplace: Rantasalmi, Finland
Died: 1-Jul-1950
Location of death: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Finnish-American art nouveau architect

Father: Juho Saarinen
Wife: Minna Carolina Louise Gesellius (sculptor, "Loja", m. 1904)
Daughter: Pipsan ("Eva-Lisa", b. 31-Mar-1905)
Son: Eero Saarinen (architect, b. 1910)

    Administrator: President, Cranbrook Academy of Art (1932-48)

Author of books:
The City, Its Growth, Its Decay, Its Future (1943, architecture)
Search for Form (1948, architecture)

Selected edifices:
Finnish pavilion for World's Fair (1900, Paris, France)
Central Railroad Station (1914, Helsinki, Finland )
First Christian Church (1942, Columbus, IN (aka Tabernacle Church of Christ)


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