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Leo A. Desjardins

Born: 1885 (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Died: 1967 (Trinidad, Colorado)

Desjardins spent his childhood in Denver and studied architecture at Cornell University. He subsequently taught architecture at the Denver School of Technology, worked for architects in New York City and abroad, and opened a Denver consulting service for local architects.

In 1910, Desjardins became the first architect in Colorado to be licensed through examination. He scored the highest average after three days of testing and was awarded License Number One.

Desjardins was a Fellow in the International Congress of Master Architects and was an organizer of the Independent Architects Association, Inc. (IAA).

Desjardins formed a short-lived partnership with Francis W. Cooper from 1922 to 1924 with offices in Denver and Pueblo. He left Denver in 1931 and practiced in Enid, Oklahoma, for several years. In 1935, he settled in Trinidad, Colorado, establishing a permanent home in 1938 where he spent the remainder of his life.

Information in part sourced from History Colorado Link opens in new window.

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