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Richard Clipston Sturgis

architect

Richard Clipston Sturgis, American architect. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president 1914-1915), American Academy Arts and Sciences.; Member Colonial Society.

Background

Sturgis, Richard Clipston was born on December 24, 1860 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Russell and Susan Codman (Welles) Sturgis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1881. Studied architecture, London, England.

Career

Began practice in Boston, 1887, succeeding to business of John H. Sturgis (deceased). Member Sturgis & Cabot, 1888-1893, Sturgis & Barton, 1904-1909, then the Office of R. Clipston Sturgis. Consultant to Sturgis Associates, Inc., architects.

Franklin Union, Boston. Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Library. First National Bank Building, Boston.

Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind. The Cathedral, Manila, P.I. Also housing for United States Housing Corporation, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and for Emergency Fleet Corporation, Bath, Maine.

Architect Federal Reserve Bank, Boston. Chairman Board School House Commissioner, Boston, 1902-1910.

Membership

Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president 1914-1915), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Colonial Society. Clubs: Tavern, Union Boat (Boston).

Connections

Married Esther Mary Ogden, June 22, 1882. Children: Richard Clipston (deceased), Dorothy (Mistress Lester W. Harding).

father:
Russell Sturgis

mother:
Susan Codman (Welles) Sturgis

spouse:
Esther Mary Ogden

children:
Richard Clipston Sturgis (deceased)

Dorothy Sturgis (Mistress Lester W. Harding)