Charles F. Schweinfurth

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Sylvester T. Everett mansion on Euclid Avenue (since demolished)
Wade Park Avenue Bridge over Martin Luther King Boulevard in Cleveland's Rockefeller Park

Charles Frederick Schweinfurth (September 3, 1856—November 8, 1919) was a prominent architect in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] His brother Julius Schweinfurth was also an architect and they did some projects as a partnership.

Background[edit]

Schweinfurth was born in Auburn, New York to Charles J. and Katharine (Ammon) Schweinfurth. He graduated from high school in 1872 and worked at architectural offices in New York City.

Cleveland career[edit]

Schweinfurth moved before to Cleveland to design Sylvester T. Everett’s Euclid Avenue mansion. It would be the first of at least 15 he designed on "Millionaire's Row" by 1910.

The 23-room mansion Schweinfurth designed for Samuel Mather in Bratenahl, Ohio was built in 1890 is now the Shoreby Club.[2]

Schweinfurth was also responsible for the designs of remodels at the Old Stone Church, Calvary Presbyterian Church, and Trinity Cathedral and Parish House. He was also the architect for four "landmark" stone bridges crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard, his own residence on East 75th Street, declared a Historical Architectural Landmark in 1974 by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission.[3]

Several works by Charles and/or Julius Schweinfurth survive and are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Projects[edit]

The Schweinfurth Collection today is part of the Cleveland Public Library in downtown Cleveland.[17]

Other NRHP-listed works by Charles and/or Julius include (with attribution):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charles Schweinfurth". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. 1997-07-22. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  2. ^ Shoreby Club
  3. ^ Schweinfurth Collection Cleveland Public Library
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ a b Florence Harkness Memorial Chapel Case Western Reserve University
  6. ^ Archival photo of Mather Mansion sunken garden
  7. ^ Cleveland State Mather Mansion restoration (includes photos) IMP Amicus
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h [1]
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Mather Mansion photo
  11. ^ http://www.csuohio.edu/class/com/clevelandstater/Archives/Vol%203/Issue%2010/highlights/highlights2.html November 21, 2001 Cleveland Stater Cleveland State University
  12. ^ Mather Mansion ghost stories
  13. ^ Archival photo of Flora Stone Mather
  14. ^ Designated Cleveland Landmarks Cleveland Planning Commission City of Cleveland
  15. ^ National Park Service
  16. ^ Schweinfurth House photos Cleveland City Planning
  17. ^ "Schweinfurth Collection". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 

External links[edit]

The Julius Adolphe Schweinfurth papers, 1882-1927 are located in the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department, Boston, MA.