C.D. ARNOLD - A CHRONOLOGY
IMAGES & TEXT COPYRIGHT THOMAS G. YANUL
of Works and Staff
1844- Charles Dudley Arnold born, Mar.19th, Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada.
1864- Probable date of arrival in Buffalo, NY. Age 20 (census & death Cert.info)
1866-67-Married Sarah A. Rowley.(no official record - ref. from. census data)
1866-Becomes naturalized citizen of U.S.(no record - ref.from census data)
1869-Daughter born Dec.12th. Gertrude Augusta Arnold
1882-87-No listing as res. of Buffalo. Appears in 1886 NYC directory as photog.
1888-89-No listing Buff. Has bus. address NYC, changes residence in Brooklyn.
1889-90 -NYC Directory as photographer, home in Brooklyn.
1890-91-Maintains NYC Bus. Add. but home now listed back in Buffalo,NY.
1891-No NYC listing, res.back in Buffalo. Begins work Chicago-Col.Expo. (March for certain, possibly earlier)
1892-93-Working full time Chicago Col. Expo.-Official photog.
1894-95-Maintains business address in Chicago.
1895-Does major photo work at "Cotton States & International Exposition", Atlanta, Georgia.
1895-Purchase of land (Feb1st) to build house @123 Bidwell Pkwy., Buffalo.
1896-97-Bidwell Pkwy is Buffalo address, no business listing.
1896-97-Possible photo trip to mediterranian area-probably not finished as planned.
1898-1900- Business listing now appears Buff. Directory.
1900-Daughter Gertrude married, Buffalo, NY, June 23rd.
1901-Official photographer - Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, NY
1901 through 1923-Maintains business addresses as photographer in Buffalo.
1902-May 14-21, photographs aftermath of Mt Pelee volcanic eruption, Martinique
1904-Death of only child, Gertrude Augusta McGavern
1907-Possible work at Jamestown Expo.; undocumented but probable.
1918-Arnold does extensive photography during construction of Camp Gordon, Georgia. Letter of recommendation on file.
1924-No longer has business office address in Directory.
1927- Arnold dies, May 7,1927, age 83.
1937-Arnold's wife Sarah A.Rowley Arnold dies, April 19 - Age 96.
left - right is Architect Chas. B. Atwood,
NOTE:The following information was gleaned primarily from Buffalo & New York City Directories and census records. A few were gotten from personal letters, mainly from time at Chicago Col. Exposition to another at the Expo., but no other actual correspondance, personal or business has been found to date.
1871-Profession-"bookkeeper". (this is first listing from Buffalo City Directory-to be
1873- "Clerk" ditto BCD
1874 through 1881- "Travelling Agent" (salesman) ditto BCD.
1882 through 1889-no bus. or res. listing in Buffalo C.D.
1886- First business listing in New York City-"Photographer, 10 E. 14th St.,NYC". [note: to be entered into 1886 directory meant listing was valid in mid-to-late 1885]
1887- Same as 86.
1888-91- "Photos-23 Warren, NYC"
1891-92 Office-German Insurance Building - #31, Buffalo, NY.
1893 - no listing Buffalo or NYC (now working full time in Chicago, Col. Expo)
1894-95 Chicago City Dir.listing- "Office Rm.1222 , The Rookery"
(This is Daniel Burnham's City Office address.)
1896-97 No bus. listing in Chicago, Buffalo, or NYC.
1898 - Bus. listing in Buffalo, "Artist - 584 Main"
1899 - Buffalo ofc -"515 Main, #31, German Insurance Bldg.
1900 - " " -"Pan-American Photographer, #28 German Ins, Bldg.
1901 - " " - "Photographer, Pan-American Exp."
1902 through 1908- Arnold apparently is using his home as business address also. The home reportedly had large studio space, either built at time of construction in 1895 or added later.
1902 May 14-21, to Mt. Pelee volcanic eruption, Martinique
1909-12- Uses address of 936 Elmwood Av. for bus.and home address, but this poses a question. Arnold's large home at 123 Bidwell, was at the time it was built a corner home with an apparent empty lot which bordered on Elwood Av. The 936 address sounds like the same property, but using an Elmwood av. numbering system. Was the empty lot sold and present day buildings erected at that time ? Was Arnold using one of those storefronts? Did he still own the property ? Questions remain to be cleared up.
1913-No listing in Buffalo directory.
1914 & 15 - Bus. & res. again listed at 123 Bidwell Pkwy.
1916 -"Photography" listed at 123 address, but home now given as 144 Claremont av. [note: possible indication that home was rented or sold but Arnold is still using the studio there ?
1917 - Bus. & res. address now listed at 281 Jersey, Buffalo.
1918 - No Buffalo listing-is apparently working at Army camp in Georgia as photog.
1919-20-21-22 Bus. address in Buffalo again -at 1330 Prudential Bldg.
1923-26 - Photography and residential listing at 48 E. Utica St., Buffalo.
1927- Death of C.D. Arnold.
NOTE: Some address may be duplicates of businesses address above, where business and home are listed as same address.
1869 - home, S.W. Chippewa, Buffalo
1871 through 1879 - 178 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY
1880 & 81 - 177 Pearl St., Buffalo
1886 & 87 - 586 Pacific Av. , Brooklyn, NY
1889-90 - 89 Pineapple , Brooklyn
1890-91 - Buffalo, NY (no address given-from NYC Directory)
1891 - Buffalo Directory - 38 Plymouth, Buffalo.
1892 - 36 Thirteenth , Buffalo
1894 - 66 University Pl, Chicago (University Pl. became 34th st. ca.1905)
1895 - 71 University Pl. Chicago (could have been same location but # change)
1896 - 123 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo.
1909-12 - 936 Elmwood Av., Buffalo
1914-15 -123 Bidwell Pkwy., Buffalo
1916 -144 Claremont av., Buffalo
1917 - 281 Jersey, Buffalo
1919-21 - 597 Elmwood av. , Buffalo
1922 - 48 E. Utica St., Buffalo
1922 through Arnold's death in 1927 remains 48 E. Utica St.
No listings through this time until Mrs. Arnold's death in 1937, at which time it was listed as 40 Vermont st., Buffalo.
123 Bidwell Pkwy. as it appears now.