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Hold services for prominent architect: George W. Maher, planner of Kenilworth, buried at Rosehill cemetery Tuesday
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Sep 1926, p. 4
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Funeral services for George W. Maher, for 32 years a resident of Kenilworth, were held from the chapel at Rosehill cemetery Tuesday of this week. Burial was at Rosehill. Mr. Maher died at his summer home in Ganges, Mich., last Saturday.

Mr. Maher was a prominent architect and specialized in community planning and the design of beautiful buildings. He laid out the Village of Kenilworth, besides designing and biulding [sic] the schools and churches and donating a park for Glencoe. He designed and built many beautiful homes and buildings along the north shore, among them the home for George B. Dryden and James A. Patten, at Evanston, and the Patten gymnasium of Northwestern university.

He was consulting engineer to the Kenilworth Plan commission and was interested in the preservation of the Fine Arts building, in Chicago, being a member of the committee working for that purpose.

Mr. Maher was born in Mill Creek, W. Va., and was 61 years old at the time of his death. He studied architecture in Chicago and later in Europe. In 1906 he was a member of the Kenilworth board of Architects and was president of that organization in 1918. His last work was at Gary, Ind., where he helped to draft the planning code. His health had been failing since 1920 and he suffered a nervous breakdown in 1922 as the result of overwork.

Members of the immediate family who survive are the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth B. [nee Brooks] Maher, of 424 Warwick road, a son, Philip B. [Brooks] Maher, of the same address, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Nooker, of Michigan. Dr. College, formerly pastor of the Kenilworth Union church, officiated at the funeral services.

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17 Sep 1926
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Maher, George
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.08586 Longitude: -87.71756
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Hold services for prominent architect: George W. Maher, planner of Kenilworth, buried at Rosehill cemetery Tuesday