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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Philip Trammell Shutze

1890-1982

 
 
Philip Trammell Shutze Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. Philip Trammell Shutze Marker
Inscription. A Columbus Native whose birthplace stood close to this site, Shutze became one of the most prominent American architects of the twentieth century. After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology and from Columbia University with degrees in architecture, Shutze studied for several years at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. In the mid-1920’s, as a partner in Atlanta’s premier architectural firm, Shutze began work on a series of commercial and residential structures that would bring him acclaim from throughout the design world. The Swan House (1926), Shutze’s most extraordinary expression of the classical ideal, serves as the headquarters of the Atlanta Historical Society. Shutze is buried in Columbus’s historic Linwood cemetery.
 
Erected 1992 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Historic Columbus Foundation, and the West Georgia Chapter of the American institute of Architecture.
 
Location. 32° 28.048′ N, 84° 59.247′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Veterans Parkway (U.S. 27) 0 miles north of 11th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Georgia Power office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Veterans Parkway, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Philip Trammell Shutze Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Philip Trammell Shutze Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of the Holy Family (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); Confederate Memorial Day (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Avenue Passenger Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. James AME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Regarding Philip Trammell Shutze.
As a young man Shutze worked for the firm of Hal Hentz, Neel Reid and Rudolph Adler, referenced on the marker as Atlanta's premier firm. Shutze became an associate in the firm in 1926, after Reed's death, and a junior partner in 1927, when the firm became Hentz, Adler & Shutze.
 
Also see . . .  Philip Trammell Shutze - The New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Additional keywords. architect, architecture
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Philip Trammell Shutze Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Philip Trammell Shutze Marker
Looking south on Veterans Parkway (U.S. Highway 27) toward the intersection with 11th Street.
Swan House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2011
4. Swan House
The Swan House, in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia, was built for Edward H. Inman begining in 1925-26. It is now a house museum, owned by the Atlanta Historical Society.
The Swan House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2011
5. The Swan House
The siting of a house was a major element of Shutze's designs, and the fountain entrance to the Swan House is one of his best.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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