Born in Washington, DC, to William and Louisa Hart (Howson) Abbe, Charles H. Abbe attended the Loomis School in Hartford, CT before studying at Harvard University (B.S., 1930) and then at New York University (B.Arch., 1933). From 1929 to 1931 Abbe worked as a junior draftsman with Latenser, Bastow & Way. From 1932 to 1934 he functioned as a student draftsman with S. Clements Horsley. He worked with William Lescaze in New York (1934-1937), George Howe and Louis McAllister (1937-1944), and Stonorov & Kahn, but joined Harrison & Abramovitz in New York City in 1945, remaining there through 1973, when he retired. During his time with Harrison & Abramovitz, Abbe was designer for the Educational Testing Service Building in Princeton, NJ, and the U.S. Steel Corporative office in Pittsburgh, PA.
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