Abraham M. Radcliffe
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|Born||1827; New York, United States|
|Significant buildings||Dakota County Courthouse|
Abraham M. Radcliffe (1827 - ) was an architect born in New York. He opened a Minneapolis office in 1857 and a St. Paul office in 1858. He closed his Minneapolis office in 1868. He designed early commercial buildings in St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the Dakota County Courthouse in Hastings, Minnesota. Radcliffe inspired the architectural career of Cass Gilbert, the skyscraper pioneer who designed the Woolworth Building in New York City and the United States Supreme Court building, among many important public structures.
Radcliffe designed the Isaac Staples House in Stillwater, Minnesota in 1875. This was a tall stone mansard-roofed mansion which dominated the bluff on what is now Pioneer Park. He built several other large residences on Summit Avenue. These include the Charles Paul House, mildly Italianate in style, built in 1882 and the Walter J. S. Traill/Homer P. Clark House, Victorian in style, built in 1882. He designed the LeDuc House in Hastings in 1863-66, as well as the Philo Q. Boyden House in Hudson, Wisconsin in 1879.
Radcliffe's son Edwin S. Radcliffe also followed in his father's footsteps in becoming an architect. He designed a number of homes in St. Paul including Keller Row (761- 783 East 6th St) as well as other homes in St. Paul before moving to Duluth and completing numerous other projects.