Henry John Klutho Architect

Henry john klutho

Henry John Klutho (1873–1964) was an American architect known for his work in the "Prairie School" style. He helped in the reconstruction of Jacksonville, Florida after the Great Fire of 1901—the largest-ever urban fire in the Southeast—by designing many of the new buildings built after the disaster. This period lasted until the beginning of World War I. Several Jacksonville architects began their careers in the offices of Klutho's firm. Klutho was born in Breese, Illinois, a small midwest town. He lived there until the age of 16, when he left for St. Louis, Missouri to study business. When he became interested in architecture, he moved to New York City to learn more, and became an architect. Klutho read about the Great Fire of 1901 in the New York Times and recognized the opportunity of a lifetime. He finished his current projects in New York and quickly moved to Jacksonville. Klutho introduced himself to prominent businessmen and politicians, and within a month, he was commissioned to design the six-story Dyal-Upchurch Building, the first large structure in the barren downtown area. Other projects soon followed, including the new City Hall and private homes.

Personal details

Date of birth
1873
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
1964 at age of 91

Architecture

1. Florida Baptist Building

National Register of Historic Places Location
991
Geolocation
30.330278,-81.660278
Address 218 W. Church St., Jacksonville, Florida
Cultural site listing
(1984) National Register of Historic Places
Wikipedia article

2. Thomas V. Porter House

National Register of Historic Places Location
985
Architectural style
Classical Revival
Colonial Revival architecture
Neoclassicism
Geolocation
30.331111,-81.661111
Address 510 Julia St., Jacksonville, Florida
Cultural site listing
(1976) National Register of Historic Places
Wikipedia article

3. Dyal-Upchurch Building

National Register of Historic Places Location
976
Architectural style
Beaux-Arts architecture
Geolocation
30.325833,-81.6575
Address 4 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, Florida
Cultural site listing
(1980) National Register of Historic Places
Wikipedia article

4. St. James Building

Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements Structure
989
Architectural style
Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
Geolocation
30.33,-81.659444
Address 117 W. Duval St., Jacksonville, Florida
Cultural site listing
(1976) National Register of Historic Places
Wikipedia article

5. Henry John Klutho House

National Register of Historic Places Location
984
Architectural style
Prairie School
Geolocation
30.346667,-81.655
Address 28--30 W. 9th St., Jacksonville, Florida
Cultural site listing
(1978) National Register of Historic Places
Wikipedia article

6. Larimer Memorial Library

Classical Revival Structure
4035
Architectural style
Prairie School
Classical Revival
Art Deco
Geolocation
29.6475,-81.630556
Address 216 Reid St., Palatka, Florida
Cultural site listing
(2008) National Register of Historic Places
Wikipedia article

7. Morocco Temple

National Register of Historic Places Location
990
Architectural style
Prairie School
Geolocation
30.327778,-81.655
Address 219 Newnan St, Jacksonville, Florida
Cultural site listing
(1979) National Register of Historic Places
Wikipedia article

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