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Alvin M. Strauss

Alvin M. Strauss (1895-1958) was an Indiana architect and designer of many landmark buildings in Indiana and Ohio during the early twentieth century. He was born in Kendallville, Indiana to German immigrants and later apprenticed under prominent architects in Chicago and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Strauss founded his own practice in Fort Wayne in 1918. Among his commissioned works are the Lincoln Bank Tower and the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel complex in Fort Wayne.