Benjamin Schellenberg Sheinwald
January 21, 1999
Benjamin Schellenberg Sheinwald, 85, husband of Ann (Henderson Franklin)
Sheinwald of 35 Broadway, Rockport, died yesterday morning, Jan. 21, at the
Seacoast Nursing and Retirement Center.
Mr. Sheinwald was born in Brookline on April 25, 1913, to the late Isaac
and Mamie (Schellenberg) Sheinwald. He was the youngest of five boys.
He was a graduate of Brookline High School, class of 1932, and graduate
of Purdue University in 1936, having earned a bachelor of science degree in
civil engineering. Mr. Sheinwald had also attended graduate school at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, and at
Harvard University, School of Design.
Mr. Sheinwald had worked as a design and research engineer for the
National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics at Langley Field in Virginia
during World War II. He later opened his own architectural office on South
Street in Boston, which he operated for more than 25 years until moving to
Rockport in 1968.
He had developed a very well known architectural practice that
encompassed commercial, industrial and residential design. Among his many
projects, Mr. Sheinwald had developed the Kings Ridge and the Kings Grant in
Marlboro, and the Northgate in Northboro.
Mr. Sheinwald was very active in many organizations, including being a
member in the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the American
Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects. He was also a
member of the Rockport Rotary, the Rockport Art Association, the Sandy Bay
Yacht Club, Cape Ann Historical Association, Sandy Bay Historical
Association and a member of the Rockport Democratic Town Committee.
In his spare time, Mr. Sheinwald assisted his wife Ann, at her
shop, the Sheinwald Boutique in Rockport. He had helped her design various
advertisements and was her financial consultant.
Mr. Sheinwald was also an avid photographer and was a mentor to his
nephew, Richard Sheinwald, who is currently working as a photographer for
the Associated Press.
In addition to his wife Ann, he is survived by his stepson, Bruce
Franklin of Portland, Oregon; grandson Nathaniel Franklin of Portland, OR;
nephew Richard Sheinwald of Bloomfield; special cousin Ruth Sheinwald Cowin
of Brookline; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m., in the
First Universalist Church, Cleaves St., Rockport. Burial will be private.
Please omit flowers. Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to a
charity of one's choice.