Cudworth & Woodworth

Cudworth & Woodworth, later Cudworth, Woodworth & Thompson and Cudworth & Thompson, was an architectural firm from Norwich, Connecticut.

Cudworth & Woodworth
Edward Aldrich Cudworth, architect.JPG
Edward Aldrich Cudworth, 1909
Practice information
PartnersEdward Aldrich Cudworth
Walter H. Woodworth
Arthur M. Thompson
Founded1899 (1899)
Dissolved1942
LocationNorwich, Connecticut, US
Significant works and honors
BuildingsNorwich State Hospital
Mansfield State School & Hospital
Elks Club, Willimantic
Fanning Annex, Jewett City
Undercliff Sanitarium, Meriden

Partner biographiesEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

Arthur M. Thompson became a partner in the firm in 1915, which became Cudworth, Woodworth & Thompson.[2] In 1916, it was renamed Cudworth & Thompson. Thompson operated the firm past Cudworth's 1937 death, into the 1940s.

Architectural worksEdit

Cudworth & Woodworth, 1901-1915Edit

  • 1901 - Danielson M. E. Church, 9 Spring St, Danielson, Connecticut[3]
  • 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[1]
  • 1907 - Thomas Loan and Trust Building, 34 Courthouse Sq, Norwich, Connecticut[1]
  • 1909 - Tirrell Building, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, Connecticut[1]
  • 1910 - John L. Mitchell House, 5 Rockwell Ter, Norwich, Connecticut[4]
  • 1911 - Chelsea Savings Bank Building, Main & Cliff Sts, Norwich, Connecticut[5]
  • 1912 - First National Bank Building, 22 Railroad Ave, Plainfield, Connecticut[6]

Cudworth, Woodworth & Thompson, 1915-1916Edit

Cudworth & Thompson, 1916-1940sEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Class of 1884, Harvard College: Twentieth-Fifth Anniversary Report of the Secretary. Cambridge: University Press, June 1909.
  2. ^ a b "W. H. Woodworth Dies at Norwich". New London (CT) Day 2 June 1915: 3.
  3. ^ American Architect and Building News 27 July 1901: xi. Boston.
  4. ^ Architectural Record Oct. 1910: 71.
  5. ^ Sterner, Daniel. "Chelsea Savings Bank (1911)". http://historicbuildingsct.com/. 25 May 2011.
  6. ^ Engineering News-Record 1912: 38. New York.
  7. ^ American Contractor 18 March 1916: 58. Chicago.
  8. ^ American Contractor 22 Dec. 1917: 27. Chicago.
  9. ^ American Contractor 7 April 1917: 70. Chicago.
  10. ^ American Contractor 18 Sept. 1920: 55. Chicago.
  11. ^ American Contractor 22 Oct. 1921: 56. Chicago.
  12. ^ a b Slater Library and Fanning Annex NRHP Nomination. 2001.
  13. ^ Chelsea Parade Historic District NRHP Nomination. 1989.
  14. ^ Engineering News-Record 1929: 1340. New York.
  15. ^ Engineering News-Record 8 Oct. 1942: 152.