Frederic Albert Hale, Architect [1855-1934]
Frederick Albert Hale [†] was born in Rochester, New York in 1855 but was raised in Colorado where his father had a gold mill. Hale obtained formal architectural schooling at Cornell University and returned to Denver where he began practicing in 1880. He designed numerous banks, churches, schools and residences in Colorado before coming to Salt Lake City in 1890 where he again maintained a private office. Among his notable Utah works are the David Keith Home (NR), Ivers Residence, Salt Lake Public Library (SR), Alta Club (SR), Eagle's Club, and Continental Bank. Hale worked mostly in the classical styles and seemed equally adept at Beaux-Arts Classicism, Neo-Classical Revival or Georgian Revival.
† Allen Roberts, Architectural Historian, Utah State Historical Society, Keith-O'Brien Building, 242-256 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, nomination document, 1977, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.