A. C. Schweinfurth

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A.C. Schweinfurth American (1864–1900) architect born Albert Cicero Schweinfurth.

The son of a German engineer who had immigrated to the United States a decade before his son Albert was born. His brothers Charles, Julius and Henry also practiced in the architectural profession.

Schweinfurth began working as an architect in the East, then moving from Boston to Denver and finally to San Francisco. He was associated with the First Bay Tradition.[1] He designed the Unitarian Church, a "landmark in the history of Bay Area architecture" [2] (1898), on the University of California, Berkeley campus, as well as the Moody House situated on Le Roy Avenue in Berkeley, California.

He died of typhoid fever on September 27, 1900, in Dryden, NY.[3][4]


  1. ^ Brown, Mary (September 30, 2010). "San Francisco Modern Architecture and Landscape Design 1935-1970 Historic Context Statement" (PDF). California Office of Historic Preservation. p. 83. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Gebhard and Winter, ‘’A Guide to Architecture in San Francisco and Northern California’’, Peregrine Smith Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 1985 p.272
  3. ^ Death notice. San Francisco Call, October 10, 1900, p. 11.
  4. ^ “Well-Known Architect Is Removed By Death.” San Francisco Call, October 10, 1900, p. 12.