(July 8, 1887-Jan. 26, 1972). Born in Frankfort, Indiana, Sheridan earned his B.S. from Purdue University and then studied at Harvard School of Landscape Architecture in 1917. Sheridan worked on the Kessler Boulevard And Park System, served on the Indianapolis Board of Park Commissioners (1911-1914), and was a member of the City Plan Commission (1921-1923). He and C. McCullough designed the Thomas Taggart Memorial in Riverside Park, which was erected in 1930.

In his private practice, he designed the Frederic Ayres estate, Walden, on Sunset Lane, for which he was featured in American Landscape Architect in 1931. He served for several years as the consulting landscape architect at Crown Hill Cemetery. In the 1930s, Sheridan was the project landscape architect for Lockefield Gardens, a public housing project in Indianapolis. He worked with project developers on the placement of the buildings to maximize sunlight in the apartments, and the focal point of his design was a central court with a grove of red oak trees.

Sheridan began a private practice in 1937, the same year he became a regional counselor of the National Resources Planning Board (1937-1941). During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers, attaining the rank of colonel. After the war, Sheridan focused his attention on city planning in Indianapolis and elsewhere. In 1957, the American Institute of Planners awarded him their distinguished service award, honoring his work in over 100 communities. In his later years, he founded Metropolitan Planners, a planning, landscape architecture, and civil engineering firm.

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