Quandt & Creutzer

QUANDT, Frederick William (1885-1951) & CREUTZER, John Alfred (1874-1929), architects both active in Seattle, Washington in c. 1910-14. Quandt was born in Saxony, Germany on 23 February 1885 and arrived in the United States before 1910. After living and working in Seattle in partnership with Creutzer, he moved to San Francisco, Calif. after 1918. His best-known work there is the William R. Davis & Brother Department Store, Mission Street near 22nd Street, San Francisco, a large three storey Beaux-Arts design costing $1 million to construct (San Francisco Chronicle, 14 July 1923, 11, illus. & descrip.). Quandt later died in San Francisco on 20 November 1951.

John A. Creutzer began his practise in Minneapolis, Minn., then moved to Spokane, Washington before arriving in Seattle in 1906. He formed a partnership there with Frederick W. Quandt in 1910. His works in Seattle include the Swedish Tabernacle (1906-07), the Medical-Dental Building (1924-25), and the Charbern and Granada apartment blocks. An obituary article on Creutzer can be found in the Pacific Builder & Engineer [Seattle], xxxv, Sept. 1929, 46. (biog. of Creutzer in H. Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects, 1956, 149; biog. in J.K. Ochsner, Shaping Seattle Architecture, 2014, 429).

(works in Canada)

VANCOUVER, B.C., Victoria Court Apartments, Thurlow Street at Haro Street, major addition, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 11 Oct. 1911, 59)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Scandinavian Mission Church, Logan Avenue at Ellen Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1912 (C.R., xxvi, 21 Feb. 1912, 64)
VANCOUVER, B.C., hotel for the Ramsay Hotel Co., Burrard Street at Dunsmuir Street, 1912-13 (Province [Vancouver], 30 Nov. 1912, 27, illus. & descrip.).