Thomas Sheridan Tanner

Thomas S. Tanner (1893- 1980) graduated from the University of Illinois in 1917 and then received a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan in 1942. Practiced under the firm name Thomas S. Tanner from 1927 to 1962 and then formed a partnership with Henry S. Kowaleweski. Their offices were located at 308-310 S. State Street. Principal works in Ann Arbor include the residences for two “whiz kids” Robert S. McNamara and Arjay Miller. Taught at the University of Michigan and served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945. He also did several other modernist residences throughout the city but, especially in the Ann Arbor Hills area.

Ann Arbor Modern Project List:

  • 870 Belfield Circle
  • 2210 Londonderry Road
  • 910 Barton Drive North
  • 1766 Glenwood