Thomas Franklin Schneider

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Thomas Franklin Schneider
Thomas Franklin Schneider

Thomas Franklin Schneider (b. 1859 in Washington, D.C. — d. 1938) was an American architect who designed about 2,000 houses in the capital city area. Other important buildings of his included the Cairo Apartment Building.[1]


Thomas Franklin Schneider's family was from Germany. His parents were printers. They moved to Washington D.C. in 1830. After high school, Thomas F. Schneider worked for the architectural firm of Adolf Cluss and Schultze. While there, he worked on the construction of the Arts and Industries Building. Before turning 25, he decided to become independent and opened his own firm. Before turning 30, he had already worked on The Cairo and The Forest Inn. In his career, he designed around 2,000 houses in Washington D.C., including his own, the Schneider House, and a handful of exceptional buildings including the Rochambeau, the Stoneleigh Court and the Ethelhurst.[2][3]

Thomas Franklin Schneider also ventured in another market when he created the first bus company in Washington D.C.[2]

Buildings by Schneider[edit]

Name Address
(Washington, DC, unless noted)
Date Built for Current use Image
12 Logan Circle[4] 12 Logan Circle, NW
1527 New Hampshire Avenue[5] 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW 1889 Benjamin West Blanchard American Political Science Association headquarters, Pi Sigma Alpha headquarters, and Phi Beta Delta Society Executive Office 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.JPG
900 block of T Street, NW[6]
900 block of Westminster Street, NW[6] 1893 905 Westminster Street, N.W..jpg
The Albemarle 1830 17th Street, NW 1900 The Albemarle - Strivers' Section Historic District.JPG
W. Taylor Birch House 3099 Q Street, NW 1890 W. Taylor Birch House, Georgetown, Washington, DC.jpg
Cairo Apartment Building 1615 Q Street NW 1894 Condominium Cairo Apartment Building - Washington, D.C..JPG
Inn at Forest Glen[7] 9610 Dewitt Drive, Silver Spring, MD 1887 Forest Glen Improvement Company Condominium/Apartments National-Park-Seminary-06.jpg
The Iowa 1325 13th Street, NW 1901 Condominium[8]

The Iowa - DC.jpg

Moses House 2129 Wyoming Avenue, NW 1893 businessman W.H. Moses Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Washington, D.C. Embassy of Macedonia United States.JPG
Panama Legation Intersection of New Hampshire Avenue, 18th Street, and Q Street, NW Demolished Panama Legation - Washington, D.C..jpg
Schneider Mansion[9][10] 18th & Q Streets, NW 1891 Own use Demolished 1958 Schneider mansion.jpg
Schneider Row Houses 1700 block of Q Street, NW 1889-92 Self 1700 block of Q Street, NW.jpg
Schneider Triangle[11] Bounded by Washington Circle, New Hampshire Ave. NW, K, 22nd, and L Sts. NW 1889 John W. Paine[4] Schneider Triangle - southeast corner.JPG
Sprenger Lang Building[12] 20th Street, Hillyer Place and Connecticut Avenue Criterion Economics
John Paine Mansion 49, 2nd street, Troy NY 1894 John Paine Pi Kappa Phi Chapter House[13]


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  2. ^ a b "Thomas F. Schneider". Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ Valerie Paschall (23 June 2014). "See a Thomas Franklin Schneider Building's New Life as Condos". Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b Bednar, Michael (2006-03-08). L'Enfant's Legacy: Public Open Spaces in Washington,. JHU Press. ISBN 9780801883187.
  5. ^ /2/interior.asp
  6. ^ a b Williams, Paul K. (2002). Greater U Street. Images of America. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-7385-1423-9. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
  7. ^ "T.F. Schneider". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  8. ^ "The Iowa Condominium". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  9. ^ "Tests produits, news high tech et actualités informatique - CNET France". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Account Suspended" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  11. ^ "Schneider Triangle - Archiplanet". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Gregory Sidak | Criterion Economics Damages Witness". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  13. ^ "Castle Alpha Tau Foundation, Inc. - The John Paine Mansion". Retrieved 2017-07-06.