Biography and History

American architect, stage designer, author, and poet Claude Fayette Bragdon was born in Oberlin, Ohio, on August 1, 1866. In 1891 he moved to Rochester, N.Y., and in 1923 he settled in New York City, where he lived until his death in 1946. His architectural designs include Rochester's New York Central Railroad Station and the Rochester First Universalist Church. His books include The Gold Person In the Heart (poems, 1898), Architecture and Democracy (1918), Merely Players (1929), and More Lives Than One (autobiography, 1938).

Source: From the finding aid for C1019