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Male, US, born 01/1864, died 1900

Associated with the firms network

Brown, A. Page, Architect; Schweinfurth, A.C., Architect


Professional History

Clerk, J.R. Osgood and Company, Boston, MA, 1880-1882; Apprenticed as a Draftsman, Peabody and Stearns, Architects, Boston, MA; Draftsman, A. Page Brown, Architect, New York, NY 02/1885-06/1886, late-1886-fall 1888; Designer, Charles F. Schweinfurth, Cleveland, OH, 06/1886-late 1886; Principal, A.C. Schweinfurth, Architect, New York, NY, fall 1888-1889; Principal, A.C. Schweinfurth, Architect, Denver, CO, 1889-1890; Chief Draftsman, A. Page Brown, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1890-1895; Principal, A.C. Schweinfurth, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1895-1898; Schweinfurth started a two-year trip in 1898-1900 through Europe; after returning, he died of typhoid in 1900;

Personal

Born in New York, A.C. Schweinfurth lived in Boston, New York, Denver, CO, and San Francisco, CA. He died in San Francisco, CA, of typhoid fever just after a two-year European vacation;

Schweinfurth came from an architectural family; his father, Charles J. Schweinfurth, was trained as an engineer in Germany, immigrated to the U.S. in 1852, and became a woodcarver specializing in architectural ornament. His brothers, Charles Frederick (1854-1919), Julius Adolphe (1858-1931), and Henry, all practiced in the architectural profession; Charles F. became a notable designer in Cleveland, OH, Julius in Boston, MA, and Albert in San Francisco, CA; there is very little known about Henry Schweinfurth;

Known as "A.C." Schweinfurth. According to architectural historian, Richard W. Longstreth, "Schweinfurth played a formative role in developing a regional mode of expression inspired by California's legacy." (See R.W. Longstreth, "Schweinfurth, A.C.," Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, Adolf Placzek, ed., (New York: The Free Press, 1982), v.4, p.10-11.)



Associated Locations

  • Auburn, NY (Architect's Birth)
    Auburn, NY

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PCAD id: 1243