SMALL, PHILIP LINDSLEY (18 July 1890-16 May 1963) was a Cleveland-based architect best known for his work with CHARLES ROWLEY.
Small was born in Washington D.C. and was the son of Charles Herbert and Cora Lindsley Small. He was raised in Springfield, Ohio, and moved to Cleveland in 1904. His education included Adelbert College of Western Reserve University and M.I.T., where he graduated in 1915. He began practicing architecture in Cleveland in 1920.
In 1921, he teamed up with a childhood friend, Charles Rowley, to form the firm of
Small immediately thereafter worked almost exclusively for the Van Sweringens, designing interiors for Higbee's Dept. Store, the Country Club of Pepper Pike, and railroad projects. Small later did the planning and design for
Small married Grace Hatch in 1920. They had two children, Philip L. Small, Jr., and Martha (Mrs. Elliott E. Stearns, Jr.). Philip Small died in Cleveland.