Frederick G. Scheibler Jr.

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Frederick Gustavus Scheibler, Jr. (May 12, 1872–June 15, 1958) was an American architect.

Architect Frederick G. Scheibler Jr. (Scheibler portrait courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives)
Old Heidelberg Apartments (1905)
Highland Towers Apartments (1913)
Starr house (1927)

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to William Augustus and Eleanor Amelia (Seidel) Scheibler. Although his father's name was William, Frederick was a junior because he was named for his uncle Frederick. His paternal grandparents had emigrated from Düsseldorf, Germany.[1] He attended local public schools, but dropped out at age 16 to become an apprentice architect. From 1888 to 1898 he trained in the Pittsburgh firms of Henry Moser, V. Wyse Thalman, and Longfellow, Alden & Harlow.

Scheibler's body of architectural work, nearly 150 commissions over five decades, was in early 20th century Pittsburgh's neighborhoods and suburbs. He is best known for having taken inspiration from international progressive movements like Art Nouveau, the Viennese Secession, and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Notable commissions[edit]

In chronological order:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aurand, Martin (1994). The Progressive Architecture of Frederick G. Scheibler Jr. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 184 pp., 125 black-and-white photographs. ISBN 0-8229-3781-6.

Further reading[edit]

  • Van Trump, James D.; Ziegler, Arthur P., Jr. (1967). Landmark Architecture of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

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