ALLEN, GLENN HINCKLEY
ALLEN, GLENN HINCKLEY (1860–1943). Glenn Hinckley Allen, architect, was born in Pennsylvania on April 30, 1860, the son of Truman D. and Harriet (Hinckley) Allen. He was evidently in Houston by 1884, when he worked for a time in the office of Eugene T. Heiner. Around 1898 he practiced in association with another Houston architect, F. S. Glover, and from 1899 to 1902 was in partnership with Houston architect George E. Dickey. Like most of the architects of the period, Allen had a varied and prolific practice, in which he designed a wide variety of buildings, including residences, schools, churches, hotels, courthouses, libraries, and commercial structures. Among his most important works in Texas are the Highlands Mansion in Marlin (1898–1900), the First National Bank of Marlin (1892), Marlin National Bank (1900), the Madison Alexander Cooper House in Waco (1905–07), the James Archer Dunkum House in Marlin (1900), the Scottish Rite Temple in Dallas (1905), the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company Building (now the Dr Pepper Museum) in Waco in 1906, and the Arlington Hotel (1900); the hotel served as the spring-training home of several baseball teams, including the Chicago White Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Cincinnati Reds, the St. Louis Browns, and the New York Giants. Allen also designed elementary schools in Comanche, Killeen, Mount Calm, Lott, Brandon, Brownwood, and Markham; high schools in Beaumont, Corsicana, Marlin, Gatesville, Angleton, Valley Mills, Whitney, Morgan, Plano, and Sweetwater; and the Mess Hall at Texas A&M, College Station (1898). He was first married to a woman named Laurette and later to Mildred Weiss, with whom he had one son. Allen moved from Texas to San Francisco, California, in 1907. By 1912 he had permanently moved to Stockton, California, where he lived and worked the rest of his life. He died there on November 1, 1943.
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