Description: Ink stamp. Embossed: Oscar Ruffini, Architect, San Angelo, Texas. Placed in a box with a sample of the stamp paper.
Description: Historical Note: Oscar Ruffini, an architect based in San Angelo, Texas, was born on August 10, 1858 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was apprenticed to an architect in Cleveland as a teen, and from 1875 to 1877 he apparently worked for architect George W. Rapp in Cincinnati. He spent time in Austin, Texas working as a draftsman in the late 1870s for his brother, Frederick Ernst Ruffini, an architect. He may have spent some time between 1878 and 1880 in France. He worked for his brother again in 1883, taking a break to work in Detroit for six months as a draftsman for Elijah E. Myers, designer of the Texas State Capitol. Ruffini returned to Austin and his brother's office, working as a draftsman and supervisor on projects including the main By 1884 he had moved to San Angelo to oversee construction of the Tom Green County courthouse.
Description: Related Collection: Ruffini collection at the Texas State Archives.
Citation information: ATF0001, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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