Charles Bartberger

Charles (Carl) Frederic Bartberger (May 29, 1824 in Karlsruhe – August 19, 1896 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a German American architect.

Charles Bartberger graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Karlsruhe in 1843. He moved to the United States in 1845 and settled in Pittsburgh. After 1885 he was associated with architect Ernest G. W. Dietrich. Later he associated with his son Charles Matthias B. (1850-1939).

Charles Bartberger designed more than 200 public buildings, including prominent buildings like Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church & Rectory, St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, and the Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects.

He died in the Western Pennsylvania Hospital from the injuries he received from being struck by a wagon.


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