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Name: Charles Schweinfurth

Birth/Established: September 3, 1856   Death/Dissolved: November 8, 1919

 


Biography:  
  Charles Schweinfurth was Cleveland's preeminent architect of the 1880's and 1890's. He was born, attended public schools, and graduated from high school in Auburn, New York. He worked in architectural offices in New York City from 1872 to 1874 and at the office of the supervising architect of the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. from 1874 to 1880. (Hubbell's obituary says that he came from Boston.) He moved to Cleveland to work on a house for Sylvester Everett, and remained throughout the rest of his life. From 1883 to 1886 he maintained an office with his brother Julius until Julius returned to practice in Boston. In Cleveland he was the architect of many of the Euclid Avenue mansions and was also noted for interior designs that included Old Stone Church and the Cuyahoga County Courthouse. In addition, he was the architect of several buildings for Western Reserve and Kenyon colleges. He was a founder and member of the Cleveland and Brooklyn Chapters of the American Institute of Architects, a fellow in the AIA, and a member of the Architect's League of New York. His architectural work was often featured in the pages of the "Inland Architect" and "American Architect and Building News". He had an honorary M.A. degree from Kenyon College and was a member of the Union Club. Initially his office was in the Blackstone Building however he moved to the New England Building upon its completion in 1896. He first resided on Cedar Avenue and then at 96 Arlington Street (now 2269 East 49th Street). He built a home that he designed in 1894 at 1951 East 75th Street. His brothers Julius and H. G. Schweinfurth owned a firm in Boston. Another brother, Albert, was active in Denver, and later, San Francisco. Charles Schweinfurth is buried in Auburn, New York. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1886
1947-83 East 9th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1886
3411 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1888
10400 Lake Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1888
1956 East 75th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1888
1820 E. 65th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1888
7850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1889
3050 West 14th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1889
3307 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1889
2525 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1889
2172 East 40th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1889
12023 Lakeshore Boulevard
Bratenahl
Standing
1889
2827 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1889
6203 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1889
2111-55 East 9th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1890
1810 East 19th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1890
9100 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1890
1906 East 75th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1890
3612-8 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1890
7115 Hough Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1890
6812 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1890
816-24 Superior Avenue NW
Cleveland
Demolished
1891
1895 East 105th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1891
9014 Cedar Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1891
1700 West 25th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1891
1521 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1891
105 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1891-2
3608 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1892
8415 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1892
17307 Lake Shore Boulevard
Cleveland
Demolished
1892
2444 East 55th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1892
7017 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1892-3
7224 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1894
2060 Adelbert
Cleveland
Demolished
1894
210 4th Street, NE
Massillon
Standing
1894
5601 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1894
1951 East 75th Street
Cleveland
Standing
1894
235-43 Champlain
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
2010 Adelbert Road
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
2227 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1895
7111 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
1926 East 89th Street
Cleveland
Demolished
1895
23-45 Public Square
Cleveland
Demolished
1895-6
7404 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1896
2145 Adelbert Road
Cleveland
Standing
1896
7213 Hough Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1896
West Boulevard
Cleveland
Standing
1897
2080 Adelbert Road
Cleveland
Standing
1898
7301 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1898
3407-11 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1899-1900
Rockefeller Park
Cleveland
Standing
1899-1900
90 Eddy Road
Bratenahl
Demolished
1900
91 Public Square
Cleveland
Standing
1900
8811 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1900-02
11200 Bellflower Road
Cleveland
Standing
1901-7
2200 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1902
11106 Bellflower Road CWRU
Cleveland
Standing
1902
Kenyon College
Gambier
Standing
1904
11211 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1904
1244 - 60 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1905
1201 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1905

Cleveland
Demolished
1906
3307 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1907-10
2605 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1907-12
1 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland
Standing
1908-10
2090 Adelbert Road
Cleveland
Standing
1910
3618 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
Demolished
1910

Gambier
Standing
1911
11025 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland
Standing
1911
Mill Creek Park
Youngstown
Standing
1913
3505 Mayfield Road
Cleveland Heights
Demolished
1917
11200 Bellflower Road
Cleveland
Standing
1917
3616 Mayfield Road
Cleveland
Demolished

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"A Review of the Works of Charles F. Schweinfurth" Architectural Reviewer, v. 1 , September 30, 1897.

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History p 874

Hubbell, Benjamin S. "A Great Architect"; Cleveland Topics 11.15.19

Inland Dec 1895

Leading Manufacturers and Merchants of the City of Cleveland (1886), p. 109

Member AIA - 1894 Directory


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