Claude Bragdon sketches
Scope and Contents
Claude Bragdon sketches consists of 3 pieces:
- circa 1890-1910
- Bragdon, Claude Fayette (Person)
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This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Claude Bragdon (1866-1946) designed many buildings and homes in Rochester, New York, including the Bevier Building on RIT's downtown campus, the Canandaigua Historical Building, the New York Central Railroad Station (now demolished), and the First Universalist Church. In addition to architecture, he wrote and lectured on a wide array of topics, including theosophy, yoga, theater, and the occult. He established the Manas Press in 1909 to publish his theosophy work and the poetry of Adelaide Crapsey.
Bragdon's work can still be seen all over Rochester today. He taught at Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, a precursor to RIT, from 1894-1897. Bragdon eventually moved to Manhattan and designed theatrical sets for Walter Hampden.
3 Item(s) (3 Sketches)
Three sketches by Rochester architect Claude Bragdon. Bragdon taught at Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, a precursor to Rochester Institute of Technology, from 1894-1897.
Collection consists of 3 pieces.
"Front Entrance to the Bevier Building," C.S. North, Cubby #4
"Design for the New Municipal Building for New York City, New York," and conceptual sketch RIT Archives Reading Room, Drawer 57
RIT Art Collection
- Claude Bragdon at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology
Design for the New Municipal Building for New York City, New York, a pen and ink sketch, is heavily damaged with losses, tears, flaking, and extreme brittleness. See Archivist for handling.
Sketches vary in size: 15.5 x 10.5 to 24 x 38 inches
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
- Claude Bragdon sketches
- RIT Art Collection
- Amy Vilz
- 14 September 2011
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- 10/13/2022: added 2022:046 to existing collection