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Philip Trammel Shutze Letter (SMC 43) - Columbus State University

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Philip Trammel Shutze Letter (SMC 43)

Biographical Note

Philip Trammell Shutze was born in Columbus, Georgia on August 18, 1890. He received his B.S. in architecture from Georgia Tech in 1912 and then another B.S. in architecture from Columbia in 1913. In 1915 he won the Rome prize and sailed for Italy in the autumn of that year. He was housed in the Academy on the Gianiculum. The U.S. ambassador, Thomas Nelson Page, advised him to join the Italian Red Cross instead of returning home to enlist in World War I. He did so, eventually joining the American Red Cross and became a 1st lieutenant under Chester Aldrich of Chester Aldrich and Delano Architects. After the war he returned to work in Atlanta when he was involved in designing the Howard Theater, the Andrew Calhoun House and Rich's Department Store. He went back to Italy to complete his designs. When he returned to the U.S. he worked in New York for a while, and then returned to his old firm in Atlanta. He died on October 17, 1982.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one letter from Shutze to Edward W. Neal, outlining his life, studies and work history. This letter was sent by Mr. Neal to Craig Woods (?) of the CSU Library. March 11, 1980 1 folder (.l l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Philip Trammell Shutze Letter must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: Philip Trammell Shutze Letter (SMC 43) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia


Given by Mr. Edward W. Neal in 1989.

Note to Researchers

See also: The New Georgia Encyclopedia

Folder List

  • Folder 1 - Letter from Shutze to Edward W. Neal, March 11, 1980

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