S. E. Chamberlain was
born in Seneca County, Ohio, January 22, 1842. He went to the
public schools there, and his first trade was that of carpenter.
Thirty years ago Mr. Chamberlain started as an architect at Chicago,
from which place he came to Kansas City in October, 1878. He was
the architect of the City Hall, and from 1889 to 1891 was
superintendent of Buildings of Kansas City under Mayor Holmes.
Many of the handsomest residences of the city, as well as business
structures, were planned by Mr. Chamberlain.
Mr. Chamberlain is a Socialist and proud of
it. He was married to Miss Susan A. Correll at Niles, Mich.,
September 25, 1867, and has six children.