Charles Klauder

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Birthday
9, 1872
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 30, 1938 (66)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1872
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 30, 1938 (66)

About

Known for his designs of university buildings and campuses, particularly for the first educational skyscraper, the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning.

Before Fame

He studied architecture at the Pennsylvania Museum's School of Industrial Art. He began working for Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Jr., when he was 15. He was named chief draughtsman at Day & Brother in 1900, through which he would eventually form a partnership with Frank Miles Day.

Trivia

His campus work also included the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, Rhodes College in Memphis, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Cornell University.

Family Life

His parents, Louis and Anna Koehler Klauder, were German immigrants.

Associated With

He designed buildings for Cornell University, where Gabrielle Giffords attended.