Charles H. Rutan papers, 1870-1973

Rutan, Charles H. (Charles Hercules), b. 1851 d. 1914
Architect
Active in Boston, Mass.

Collection size: 74 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: 24 letters received, including 4 from Henry Hobson Richardson, 2 from Charles F. McKim, 1 each from Stanford White and William Rutherford Mead, others from C.W. Norcross and Charles D. Gambrill. 50 additional items include biographical information about Rutan, photographs and illustrations of architecture (many annotated by Henry-Russell Hitchcock), a list of buildings Rutan worked on, and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Architect; Boston, Mass. Started working as an architect with H.H. Richardson's firm, Gambril and Richardson, New York, in 1869. He moved with the firm to Boston, and upon Richardson's death in 1886 created the firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, where he remained for the rest of his career.

Donated 1973 by Charles Strickland, grandson of Rutan.

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