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Abele, Julian (Francis)locked

(b Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 1881; d Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 1950).
  • Sandra L. Tatman

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African American architect. Born and educated in Philadelphia, Abele was the chief designer in the firm of Horace Trumbauer. Unknown for most of his life, Julian Abele has become renowned as a pioneer African American architect.

Abele attended the Institute for Colored Youth and Brown Preparatory School before enrolling at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art, where in ...

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