Architects and Architectural Firms


Schweinfurth House, Front Door, 1894.



Charles F. Schweinfurth (1856-1919), architect. Schweinfurth designed some of Cleveland’s most distinguished homes for Cleveland’s industrial leaders. He designed 15 homes on Euclid Avenue, Cleveland’s Millionaire’ Row between East 12th and East 40th Street. The only one still standing is the Samuel Mather house on the Cleveland State University campus. Other Schweinfurth residences include Mather’s summer home in Bratenahl, now the Shoreby Club.

Trinity Cathedral, and its Parish House at East 22nd Street and Euclid Avenue is thought to be his finest building. The bridges over Martin Luther King Drive are a favorite of many who pass under them who stop and honk to hear an echo.

Schweinfurth’s heavy stone fortress-like exterior marks his home on East 75 th between Chester and Euclid, that sits like the queen of the neighborhood.


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