||Charles Edward Rahn (fl. 1885-1933) was a Philadelphia architect whose work was primarily in the design of residential buildings.
Not much is known about his life, though the first record of his activity is in 1885, when he studied at the Franklin Institute
Drawing School in Philadelphia. The collection contains 134 items and includes floor plans, elevations, perspectives, details,
diagrams and calculations, blueprints, vandyke prints, and journals. The collection contains no complete project designs,
but only selected parts of numerous identified and unidentified projects. The journals chronicle Rahn's activity over the
course of his career, particularly during the years 1923-1933. They contain the names of his clients and the projects with
which they were associated, as well as other professional and personal contacts, and reveal the hectic pace that he kept.