Name: Dwight Heald Perkins
From: The Chicago Daily Tribune,
Date: Monday, November 3, 1941
DWIGHT PERKINS, NOTED CHICAGO ARCHITECT, DIES
Dwight Heald Perkins, nationally known architect and designer of more than 200 public buildings in the Chicago area, died yesterday in Lordsburg, N.M., after a brief illness. He was 74 years old.
In addition to his architectural work, Mr. Perkins served for 20 years a chairman of the plan committee of the forest preserve commission and was the founder of the Prairie club that campaigned for the preservation of the preserves. He served as architect for the Chicago public schools from 1905 to 1910, and designed, among others, the Carl Schurz and Bowen high schools.
Until his retirement in 1936, Mr. Perkins lived at 2319 Lincoln street, Evanston. Surviving are his daughter, Miss Eleanor Perkins and a son, Lawrence B., both of Evanston.
Service is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Graceland cemetery chapel, Chicago.