Pyramid Cube University
|Pyramid Cube University|
|President||F. E. Ormsby|
|Key people||George A. W. Kintz (original design architect); Henry C. Wilhelm (financier of the Alhambra location)|
The Pyramid Cube University (or Pyramid and Cube University, Pyramid-Cube University of Solar and Personal Magnetism) was an American scholastic enterprise, conceived and founded by F. E. Ormsby in 1897, first headquartered in Chicago, and later near Los Angeles. The original vision for the school, as Ormsby conceived it, would have been housed in a very particular building based on a design by architect George Kintz and Ormsby; however, permits to construct the building as originally designed were denied by planners, and a substitute design was instead erected at Alhambra in 1934 (following which Ormsby committed suicide after locking himself inside the pyramid building).
Ormsby's Original Plan (1896)
- Ormsby, F. E. (1897), Pyramid and Cube University: Its Aims and Objectives: the Plan of a New Educational Institution, Chicago: F. E. Ormsby
- Ormsby, F. E. (1919), The Sage's Key to Character At Sight: Special Student's Course, Chicago: Pyramid-Cube University
- Ormsby, F. E., ed. (192?-1934), Planets and People: Ormsby’s Annual Prognosticator and Year Book of the Heavens, Pyramid & Cube University — annual
- F.E. Ormsby's University, tessa.lapl.org, https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/photos/id/110121/rec/4 — "A model of F.E. Ormsby's Pyramid-Cube University of Solar and Personal Magnetism to be built in Alhambra on South Atlantic Avenue on property owned by Henry C. Wilhelm, who is also financing the construction. The building, in the form of cubes or dice, will house a planetarium and a museum of astrological subjects."
- Demarest, Marc (26 June 2018), Learn to Swim in One Minute - F. E. Ormsby and the Pyramid-Cube University, ehbritten.blogspot.com, http://ehbritten.blogspot.com/2018/06/learn-to-swim-in-one-minute-f-e-ormsby.html