Never offered on the market until now. Vintage, Old, antique, Original - NOT a Reproduction - Guaranteed!! This letter was found among the recently discovered archive of the Tallman Funeral home, in Auburn, NY, which have not seen the light of day in over a century. Tallman was a prominent figure who presided over the funeral of Harriet Tubman and many other known figures.
He knew the Schweinfurth family well. Charles Schweinfurth was very well known for his work in Cleveland Ohio. Signature at bottom of ALS, on hi stationary with letterhead.
Please see photos for details. If you collect Americana history, American 19th century literature, etc. This is one you will not see again. A nice piece for your paper / ephemera collection.
Perhaps some genealogy research information as well. Charles Frederick Schweinfurth (September 3, 1857 - November 8, 1919) was an American architect in Cleveland, Ohio.  His brother Julius Schweinfurth was also an architect and they did some projects as a partnership. Schweinfurth was born in Auburn, New York to Charles J. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1872 and worked at architectural offices in New York City.Schweinfurth moved to Cleveland to design Sylvester T. Everett's Euclid Avenue mansion. It would be the first of at least 15 he designed on "Millionaire's Row" by 1910. The 23-room mansion Schweinfurth designed for Samuel Mather in Bratenahl, Ohio was built in 1890 is now the Shoreby Club.
Schweinfurth was also responsible for the designs of remodels at the Old Stone Church, Calvary Presbyterian Church, and Trinity Cathedral and Parish House. He was also the architect for four "landmark" stone bridges crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard, his own residence on East 75th Street, declared a Historical Architectural Landmark in 1974 by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission. Several works by Charles and/or Julius Schweinfurth survive and are listed on the U. National Register of Historic Places.Everett mansion on Euclid Avenue (since demolished). Wade Park Avenue Bridge over Martin Luther King Boulevard in Cleveland's Rockefeller Park. At least 15 mansions on Euclid Avenue /Millionaire's Row including. Mather Mansion (1906-10) (now University Hall at Cleveland State University), a 43-room Tudor mansion built for iron-mining millionaire Samuel Mather. The property included sunken gardens. Located at 2605 Euclid Ave. . Shoreby in Bratenahl, Ohio (now the Shoreby Club). Flora Stone Mather Memorial Hall (1910-13), Case Western Reserve University 11220 Bellflower Rd.  Flora Stone was Samuel Mather's wife. Old Stone Church (restoration 1884), designed reconstruction of interior after a fire, located at 91 Public Square, Heard & Porter designed the original (1853-55) . Backus School of Law (1896) at Case Western Reserve University 2145 Adelbert Rd.
Calvary Presbyterian Church (1887-90), 2020 East 79th St. Rockefeller Park Bridges over Martin Luther King, Jr. Florence Harkness Memorial Chapel (1901-02) at Case Western Reserve University, 11200 Bellflower Rd. The neo-Gothic building includes antique oak and Georgia pine woodwork and Louis Comfort Tiffany windows.
Haydn Hall (1901-02) also at Case Western Reserve University. Church of the Covenant (1904). Trinity Baptist Church, (1904) 224 South Main Street, Marion, Ohio. Cuyahoga County Courthouse (1909-12), designed by Lehman and Schmitt with Charles F.
Schweinfurth at 1 Lakeside Ave. "Old Main" building at Case School of Applied Science (Largely destroyed by fire).
Five Oaks, 210 4th St. Massillon, Ohio Schweinfurth, Charles F. Charles Schweinfurth House, 1951 E. Cleveland (Schweinfurth, Charles), NRHP-listed.Cleveland (Schweinfurth, Charles), NRHP-listed. Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave. The Schweinfurth Collection today is part of the Cleveland Public Library in downtown Cleveland. Other NRHP-listed works by Charles and/or Julius include (with attribution). Baker School, 33 Perrin St. Boston, MA (Schweinfurth, Julius), NRHP-listed.
Champaign, IL Schweinfurth, Julius A. Old Stone Church, 91 Public Sq.Cleveland, OH (Schweinfurth, Charles), NRHP-listed. Rockefeller Park Bridges, Rockefeller Park, Cleveland, OH Schweinfurth, Charles F. Saint Paul's Church, Chapel, and Parish House, 15 and 27 Saint Paul St. Brookline, MA (Schweinfurth, Julius), NRHP-listed. Tod Homestead Cemetery Gate, Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH Schweinfurth, Julius A. Trinity Cathedral Church Home, 2227 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH Schweinfurth, Charles F. University Hall, Cleveland State University aka Mather Mansion, 2605 Euclid Ave.
Schweinfurth is buried at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York. Nd, officially the City of Cleveland, is a city in the U. State of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.  Located in the northeastern part of the state, it is situated along the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.
Maritime border with Canada, 252 miles (406 km) northeast of Cincinnati, 143 miles (230 km) northeast of Columbus, and approximately 60 miles (97 km) west of Pennsylvania. The largest city on Lake Erie and one of the major cities of the Great Lakes region, Cleveland ranks as the 54th-largest city in the U. With a 2020 population of 372,624.  The city anchors both the Greater Cleveland metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton combined statistical area (CSA).
 The CSA is the most populous in Ohio and the 17th-largest in the country, with a population of 3.63 million in 2020, while the MSA ranks as 34th-largest at 2.09 million. Cleveland was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River by General Moses Cleaveland, after whom the city was named. Its location on both the river and the lake shore allowed it to grow into a major commercial and industrial center, attracting large numbers of immigrants and migrants.  Cleveland is a port city, connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Its economy relies on diverse sectors that include higher education, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedicals. Designated as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network,  Cleveland is home to several major cultural institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Orchestra, Playhouse Square, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Known as "The Forest City" among many other nicknames, Cleveland serves as the center of the Cleveland Metroparks nature reserve system.  The city's major league professional sports teams include the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cleveland Guardians. From "The New Century Atlas of Cayuga County New York", 1904.
And Mary Cornwell Tallman, was born at Scipio, Cayuga County, New York, December 20, 1855. Educated in the public schools of Auburn and Auburn High School, he also studied shorthand and type writing and in 1878 went with C. Manufacturers of agricultural machinery, Canton, Ohio, where he was employed for about a year and a half, when he went to Syracuse as private secretary to William A. Sweet, and from there to Auburn, with Sheldon & Co. Axle manufacturers, where he remained for two years.
He was them appointed official stenographer of the County and Surrogate's Courts, and for fourteen years served in that capacity, and as extra reporter in the United States and Supreme Court of New York State. Bennett, under the name S.
At the death of his father, J. Tallman, in May, 1893, took up the undertaking department of his extensive livery, coach, and undertaking business, in partnership with his brother, under the firm name of H. At the death of his brother, Humphrey A. He is now conducting this business, under his own name, at 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25 Dill Street, as well as at 20 Water Street, employing from twenty to twenty-five men and over forty horses. He was married in 1878 to Tillie C.
Bradford, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and has two sons students in Cornell University, J. Bradford Tallman and Carol Cornwell Tallman. He is a Director of the Business Men's Association, member of the Royal Arcanum, Historical Society, City Club, Syracuse Automobile Club, and honorary member of the Syracuse Undertaker's Association, also member of the New York State Undertaker's Association. He is an officer of the Auburn Automobile Club. Tallman was a member of the Fort Hill Cemetery Board of Trustees from 1899 to 1925.
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