Julius Adolph Schweinfurth

Personal Data

Julius Adolph Schweinfurth was born in 1858 in Auburn, New York, the son of Charles Schweinfurth and his wife, Catherine (LNU).

He married on April 29, 1889, in Boston,  to Mary F. (Fannie) Bellows (b. 2May1860 in Chelsea; d. Jun1936 in Wolfeboro NH), daughter of Charles F. Bellows and his wife, Mary F. (LNU).

Julius Schweinfurth died on September 29, 1931, in Wellesley Farms.


Julius Schweinfurth and his three brothers, Charles F. Schweinfurth, Albert C. Schweinfurth and Henry G. B. Schweinfurth, all were architects.

In 1882-1883, he and his brother, Albert, were draftsmen in the offices of Peabody and Stearns.  In 1883-1884, he was in partnership with his brother, Charles, in Cleveland, after which he travelled in Europe under the auspices of the Rotch Travelling Fellowship of the Boston Society of Architects.  He returned to Peabody and Stearns, rising to chief designer before starting his own firm in 1895.  Thereafter, he gradually built up a large, national practice, working in the full range of revived styles available before and after the turn of the century.

His works include the Dormitory Quadrangle at Wellesley College (1903-1909), and the Garden Building at 248 Boylston (1911).

Back Bay Work

1895 304 Commonwealth
1902 43 Commonwealth
1904 424 Beacon
1904 426 Beacon