A. Barrows & Garnsey, Chicago, Illinois
(Asahel Barrows Jr. - Born ?, died?)
George O. Garnsey - Born 1840?, died 1923 ?)
Newspaper accounts and documents identify the architect of Jefferson Avenue Untied Methodist Church as Asahel Barrows Jr. of Chicago. Lloyd Cartwright, in his history of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church, indicates that Barrows formed a partnership with George Garnsey. This occurred while the building was under construction.
Asahel Barrows Jr. was in partnership with George Garnsey from about 1868 until about 1870. The 1868 - 1869 Chicago City Directory lists the firm’s address as 23 and 24 Lombard Block. Advertisement in the same directory states that they are “architects and superintendents of buildings.” The ad indicates that George O. Garnsey worked on the design of the Illinois Capitol at Springfield with another architect identified as Mr. Cochrane. Garnsey is recorded as having designed buildings after the Chicago fire.
310 South Jefferson Avenue - Grace United Methodist Church
1870 Elkhart County Courthouse, Goshen, Indiana.
1868 - 1869 Chicago City Directory
“Elkhart County Courthouse.” Indiana Historical Markers on Waymarking.com. 19 November 2007. http: //www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM2M8X.