Cudworth & Woodworth
|Cudworth & Woodworth|
|Partners||Edward Aldrich Cudworth |
Walter H. Woodworth
Arthur M. Thompson
|Location||Norwich, Connecticut, US|
|Significant works and honors|
|Buildings||Norwich State Hospital |
Mansfield State School & Hospital
Elks Club, Willimantic
Fanning Annex, Jewett City
Undercliff Sanitarium, Meriden
Edward Aldrich Cudworth was born December 11, 1861 in Boston. He attended Roxbury Latin School, before moving on to Harvard University, class of 1884. Originally going into sales, he switched to architecture. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years, and worked for H. H. Richardson and Cummings & Sears in Massachusetts and Clarence S. Luce in New York. In 1887 he left Luce and went to Norwich, forming a partnership with James A. Hiscox. Neither understood the business fully, and Cudworth & Hiscox rarely made a profit in the two years it was in business. After 1889, he worked in various capacities until 1895, when he went to work for Norwich architect C. H. Preston. He remained with Preston until 1899, when he opened his own office. In 1901 Walter H. Woodworth joined the firm, and died in 1915. Cudworth died in 1937, and was buried in Norwich.
Walter H. Woodworth was born on October 8, 1874 in Quaker Hill, Connecticut. He was trained in construction, and in 1901 became a construction superindentent for J. A. Hiscox, Cudworth's erstwhile partner. Only a few months later, he joined Cudworth as partner. A few years later he fell ill, and gradually retired from active practice. In 1915 A. M. Thompson was added as partner, and Woodworth died soon after, on June 1, 1915.
Arthur M. Thompson became a partner in the firm in 1915, which became Cudworth, Woodworth & Thompson. In 1916, it was renamed Cudworth & Thompson. Thompson operated the firm past Cudworth's 1937 death, into the 1940s.
Cudworth & Woodworth, 1901-1915Edit
- 1901 - Danielson M. E. Church, 9 Spring St, Danielson, Connecticut
- 1903 - Norwich State Hospital, Laurel Hill Rd, Preston, Connecticut
- The firm built further buildings on the campus through the 1930s, but only the 1903 administration building stands.
- 1906 - Converse Art Gallery, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, Connecticut
- 1907 - Thomas Loan and Trust Building, 34 Courthouse Sq, Norwich, Connecticut
- 1909 - Tirrell Building, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, Connecticut
- 1910 - John L. Mitchell House, 5 Rockwell Ter, Norwich, Connecticut
- 1911 - Chelsea Savings Bank Building, Main & Cliff Sts, Norwich, Connecticut
- 1912 - First National Bank Building, 22 Railroad Ave, Plainfield, Connecticut
Cudworth, Woodworth & Thompson, 1915-1916Edit
Cudworth & Thompson, 1916-1940sEdit
- 1917 - Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Water St, Danielson, Connecticut
- 1917 - Parish House for Hanover Congregational Church, 266 Main St, Baltic, Connecticut
- 1920 - Shetucket Co. Office Building, 387 N Main St, Norwich, Connecticut
- 1921 - Disco Building, 257 Main St, Norwich, Connecticut
- 1925 - Elks Club, 198 Pleasant St, Willimantic, Connecticut
- 1928 - Fanning Annex, 26 Main St, Jewett City, Connecticut
- 1928 - Masonic Temple, 194 Washington St, Norwich, Connecticut
- The building was built on the site of a native burial ground, and was purchased (1999) and demolished (2006) by the Mohegan tribe.
- 1929 - Jewett City Savings Bank Building, 111 Main St, Jewett City, Connecticut
- 1929 - Undercliff Sanitarium, Undercliff Rd, Meriden, Connecticut
- Demolished in 2013.
- 1942 - Oakwood Knoll Apartments, Oakwood Knoll, Norwich, Connecticut
- Class of 1884, Harvard College: Twentieth-Fifth Anniversary Report of the Secretary. Cambridge: University Press, June 1909.
- "W. H. Woodworth Dies at Norwich". New London (CT) Day 2 June 1915: 3.
- American Architect and Building News 27 July 1901: xi. Boston.
- Architectural Record Oct. 1910: 71.
- Sterner, Daniel. "Chelsea Savings Bank (1911)". http://historicbuildingsct.com/. 25 May 2011.
- Engineering News-Record 1912: 38. New York.
- American Contractor 18 March 1916: 58. Chicago.
- American Contractor 22 Dec. 1917: 27. Chicago.
- American Contractor 7 April 1917: 70. Chicago.
- American Contractor 18 Sept. 1920: 55. Chicago.
- American Contractor 22 Oct. 1921: 56. Chicago.
- Slater Library and Fanning Annex NRHP Nomination. 2001.
- Chelsea Parade Historic District NRHP Nomination. 1989.
- Engineering News-Record 1929: 1340. New York.
- Engineering News-Record 8 Oct. 1942: 152.