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Born: 2/17/1898, Died: 1974

One of the successors to Charles Z. Klauder, George K. Trautwein was born in Philadelphia. After an education in the Philadelphia public schools, Trautwein entered the University of Pennsylvania and received his B.S. in Architecture in 1921. He had already begun a distinguished period of apprenticeship by working for John T. Windrim from 1916 to 1917, but in 1921 he began what would become a long and meritorious relationship with Day & Klauder, staying with the firm after Frank Miles Day's death. After Klauder's death in 1938, Trautwein, Almern C. Howard, and Charles Z. Klauder, Jr. continued the firm's practice under the name of The Office of Charles Z. Klauder (October 1938 to December 1945). Trautwein & Howard succeeded that office on 1 January 1946.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman, and Emily T. Cooperman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • Philadelphia Art Alliance
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Philadelphia Chapter, AIA
  • T-Square Club

School Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania


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