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Male, US, born 1851, died 1914-12-17

Associated with the firms network

Richardson, H.H., Architect; Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, Architects

Professional History

Draftsman, Gambril and Richardson, Architects, New York, NY, 1869- ; Architect, H.H. Richardson, Architect, Boston, MA, -1886; Partner, Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, Architects, Boston, MA, 1886-1914.

Member, Bos­ton So­ciety of Ar­chi­tects, Boston, MA.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1889; the firm of She­p­ley, Rutan and Coo­lidge, won sil­ver me­dals for architecture at the Paris World's Ex­po­si­tion of 1900 and the Saint Louis World's Ex­po­si­tion in 1904.

Seventy-four documents have been preserved in the Charles H. Rutan papers, 1870-1973, held at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.


Rutan lived for many years on Davis Avenue, Brookline, MA. He spent his last years in an apartment at the corner of Boylston Street and Buckminster Road in Brookline.

Tre­a­su­rer, Ame­ri­can Col­lege for Girls, Con­stan­ti­nople, Turkey; Pre­si­dent, In­ter­na­tio­nal In­sti­tute for Girls in Spain, Santander, Spain. Life Member, Brookline Historical Society, Brookline, MA. He belonged to the Harvard Congregational Church, Brookline, MA.

Associated Locations

  • Newark, NJ (Architect's Birth)
    Newark, NJ

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  • Brookline, MA (Architect's Death)
    Brookline, MA

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PCAD id: 717