The Architecture of Henry F. Frazier

Henry Frazier is credited for designing the majority of downtown and many prominent homes in Nappanee.

The Architecture of Henry F. Frazier

Nappanee, Indiana 46550, United States

Created By: Nappanee Public Library

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We are going to be exploring the architecture of Henry Frazier along with learning more about him and his work. Mr. Frazier left his mark all over Nappanee with his beautiful designs of buildings and homes. There are a few of Mr. Frazier's designs and drawings on display in the Hartman House at the Nappanee Center.

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Henry Francis Frazier was born on January 8, 1849, in Starke County, Ohio. His mother was only fifteen when she had him so when he was very young his mother and grandparents moved to Hilldale, Michigan. They only stayed there for a year and... Read more
In 1895, the Nappanee News published an article asking "Why not have an opera house?" The newspaper took that question to the street and asked many businessmen their opinions. In 1898, the news discussed how they had been asking for a town ... Read more
The Hughes Building was built in 1900. The cost to build it was $10,000. John Hughes built it and was preparing to build another building on the corner of Lincoln and Main Street at the time of his death.  Mr. Hughes came to America from I... Read more
It was decided in 1899 to build the Dietrich block. There would be two rooms on Main Street and three rooms on Market Street. Henry Frazier planned and built it. At the time it was built, it had been thought that there was the possibility o... Read more
The Carriage Company was originally the Rupp Carriage Works. It had moved from Milford to Nappanee in 1891 and outgrew the original factory that they were in Nappanee.  Mr. Rupp, Miller, and Cosper entered into a partnership and started ne... Read more
J.D. Rapp’s Meat Market had been on this site before the building was removed to make way for the Coppes Hotel. The Coppes Hotel opened in 1892 and it became Nappanee’s second hotel but its finest one. It was designed by H.F. Frazier. A... Read more
In 1913 the Price doctors of Melvin (Delbert) and Willard decided to build a small building that would serve as an office and hospital. Their business had expanded very rapidly and the demand for surgery was so large. H.F. Frazier was the a... Read more
Located at 252 East Market Street, this home was built for Daniel and Elizabeth Zook. H.F. Frazier was the architect.  At one time this home has three floors and shared a carriage porch with the John Coppes home.  Daniel Zook moved to Nap... Read more
Located at 258 East Market Street, this home was built for John and Malinda Coppes and was designed by Henry Frazier. It was completed in 1895 and is a Queen Style home.  It featured a gorgeous wraparound porch, high pitched roofs, a tower... Read more
The Arthur Miller house was built in 1923. It was designed by Henry's son Clarence. Clarence was a prominent architect in Chicago. He designed the observatory at Loyola University and also many homes in Chicago. He had started by working wi... Read more
Located at 302 East Market Street is one of the best examples of Queen Anne architectual style. It was built in 1887 and completed in 1893 for Frank and Katherine Coppes. Henry Frazier was the architect who designed the protruding bays, var... Read more
Located at 352 East Market Street, it was built in 1910 for Harvey and Nellie Coppes. It was designed by Henry Frazier and is an Arts and Crafts architectural style. The original cost of the home was estimated between $8,000-$10,000. In tod... Read more


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