Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Rutan, Charles

ID: 717
Full Name: Charles Hercules Rutan
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1851
Death Date: 1914-12-17
Family: Children: 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.
Biographical Information: Work 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.
Miscellaneous: 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.
Professional Awards: Post College: 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.
Archives: Seventy-four documents have been preserved in the Charles H. Rutan papers, 1870-1973, held at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Newark, NJ
Architect's Death:
Brookline, MA