Born in Grand Rapids, MI on Sept. 28, 1881, Frank Allen studied at the University of Michigan and the Art Institute of Chicago. Shortly after the turn of the century, he settled in Seattle where he served as architect and director of works for the Alaska-Yukon Expo in 1909.
His success with the Expo brought him to San Diego in 1911 where he served in the same capacity for the California Pacific Expo in 1915.
He was active in southern California until his accidental death on July 6, 1943 at the California Ship Building Company in Long Beach where he was employed as a ship designer.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in California
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