Charles F. Schweinfurth

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Charles Schweinfurth
Charles F. Schweinfurth 1856-1919.jpg
Born(1857-09-03)September 3, 1857
DiedNovember 8, 1919(1919-11-08) (aged 62)
Mary Ella Griggs
(m. 1879; died 1903)

Anna Jopling
(m. 1910)

Charles Frederick Schweinfurth (September 3, 1857 – November 8, 1919) was an American architect in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] His brother Julius Schweinfurth was also an architect and they did some projects as a partnership.


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

Cleveland career[edit]

Schweinfurth moved 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]


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

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):


Schweinfurth is buried at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York.


  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. July 9, 2010.
  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 "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2010-01-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Samuel Mather Mansion In Cleveland, Ohio -". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24.
  10. ^ Mather Mansion photo
  11. ^ Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine November 21, 2001 Cleveland Stater Cleveland State University
  12. ^ "Mather Mansion ghost stories". Archived from the original on 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  13. ^ Archival photo of Flora Stone Mather Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Designated Cleveland Landmarks Archived 2009-07-02 at the Wayback Machine Cleveland Planning Commission City of Cleveland
  15. ^ National Park Service
  16. ^ Schweinfurth House photos Archived December 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Cleveland City Planning
  17. ^ "Schweinfurth Collection". Retrieved 2010-01-17.

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