Although chiefly known as a New York architect, Charles I. Berg's career began in Philadelphia. He was the son of Leon Berg, a clothing merchant and real estate developer who arrived in Philadelphia in 1834, and his wife Mary Berg. Graduating from Central High School, Philadelphia in 1873, Charles I. Berg had already begun on the path to architecture by enrolling in the Franklin Institute Drawing School for the 1872/73 session. From 1877 to 1879 he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and followed that with experience in architects' offices in London, England. By 1880 he had etablished an office in New York City at 842 Broadway. From 1886 to 1897 he was a partner in the firm of Berg & Clark (with Edward H. Clark). Berg was active in both the Architectural League of New York and the New York Chapter of the AIA.
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Clubs and Membership Organizations
- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- Architectural League of New York
- New York Chapter of the AIA
- Ecole des Beaux-Arts
- Franklin Institute Drawing School
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