Bennie Smith was an early 20th century American architect who designed hundreds of buildings across the U.S. and Canada, including Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Chicago, Illinois. He was an avid carpenter, and he lived and worked at Bennie Smith Funeral Home for more than forty years. Bennie Smith was born in 1839 in Illinois. He attended the University of Michigan, and graduated in 1877. In 1877, he was hired as an architect in Philadelphia.
Bennie Smith was also a talented photographer. He took hundreds of photos of people from around the United States for his personal portfolio. He also wrote books about his travels, and he was also a skilled wood merchant.
Bennie Smith was born in what is now a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. He was a talented, hardworking carpenter who was also obsessed with wood. Bennie Smith was a skilled wood merchant, and he had a passion for traveling around the world. The photos of Bennie Smith can be seen in the gallery below.
The gallery is a collection of photos of Bennie Smith. You can see his work here, here, and here.
Bennie Smith was a prolific writer as well. He wrote over 30 books, many of which are available in his own collection. Some of his books are available for sale on eBay, others are available for purchase on Amazon.
The photos in the gallery above have been published in the book “Wood Art and Fine Woodcraft,” by Josephine O’Connell. The book was recently re-released by O’Connell’s Etsy shop. You can see the book here.
To see more of Bennie’s work, you can view items in his online bookstore here.
When you visit Bennies website, you can view photos of his work, or head up to his shop to purchase books or collectibles.
I don’t think I have ever read a book by Bennie Smith. It looks like he died a very young man (in his mid-60’s) but I can’t say for sure. I have read the short story, “The Sinking of the Titanic,” and two other short stories, “No Man’s Land” and “The Last Man on Earth.
The book is pretty interesting because it is so long and filled with so much detail, but there’s also an interesting story behind the book. Smith started writing stories when he was in his forties and decided to share them with friends and fellow writers. He was writing in his early twenties, and by the late forties he had a few collections of his own stories, one of which was eventually published in a comic book anthology, which was called The Complete Stories.