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Nelson Alanson Comstock, Carl Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Trötsche

Active c. 1885-1890

Firm Notes

Comstock and Trötsche founded their partnership in San Diego, CA, during the mid-1880s. They opened a second office in Seattle, WA, after the Great Fire of 06/06/1889. According to the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historical Sites Database, Comstock and Trötsche having had a business connection with the lawyer, jurist, real estate investor and Great Northern Railroad representative, Judge Thomas Burke (1849-1925). "As a result of an acquaintanceship with Judge Thomas Burke, an important early Seattle figure, they also opened a Seattle office." (SeeCity of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historical Sites Database, Summary for 201 1st AVE, accessed 10/28/2015.) It appears that the pair closed their Seattle office in 1890 or 1891, and dissolved their partnership. Nelson A. Comstock opened an architectural office in San Francisco, CA, operating there between at least 1891 and 1896. Trötsche went on to practice in Milwaukee, WI, and Cincinnati, OH.

The spelling of Carl Trötsche's last name has been mangled in English, due to its lack of an umlaut, usually being written "Troetsche" or "Trotsche."

PCAD id: 2992