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Charles B Atwood

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Occupation  Architect
Name  Charles Atwood

Role  Architect
Died  1895
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Born  1849Charlestown, Massachusetts
Education  Harvard University, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Structures  Reliance Building, Museum of Science and Industry, Old State Mutual Building
Similar People  John Wellborn Root, Daniel Burnham, Albert Levy

Charles B. Atwood (1849–1895) was an architect who designed several buildings and a large number of secondary structures for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He also designed a number of notable buildings in the city of Chicago.


Early life

Atwood was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1849. He attended the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard University.

Professional training

Atwood trained in the office of Ware & Van Brunt in Boston, where he quickly made a name for himself as a skilled draftsman and designer.


The buildings Atwood designed for the Columbian Exposition included the Terminal Station and the Fine Arts Building. The latter building is the only structure built on the grounds of the Columbian Exposition which still stands in its original location. It houses Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

Atwood also designed several other buildings in Chicago, as a member of Daniel Burnham's staff. These include the Reliance Building, and the Marshall Field and Company Building.


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