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Claude Bragdon sketches

 Collection
Identifier: RITArt-0050

Scope and Contents

Claude Bragdon sketches consists of 2 pieces:

  • Front Entrance to the Bevier Building, pen and ink


  • Design for the New Municipal Building for New York City, New York, pen and ink
  • Dates

    • circa 1890-1910

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    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.

    Extent

    2 Item(s) (2 Sketches)

    Language

    English

    Overview

    Two sketches by Rochester architect Claude Bragdon. Bragdon taught at Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, a precursor to Rochester Institute of Technology, from 1894-1897.

    Arrangement

    Collection consists of 2 pieces.

    Physical Location

    "Front Entrance to the Bevier Building," C.S. North, Cubby #4
    "Design for the New Municipal Building for New York City, New York," RIT Archives Reading Room, Drawer 57
    RIT Art Collection

    Bibliography

    • Claude Bragdon at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology

    Physical Description

    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.

    Dimensions

    Sketches vary in size: 15.5 x 10.5 to 24 x 38 inches

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
    Title
    Claude Bragdon sketches
    Subtitle
    RIT Art Collection
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Amy Vilz
    Date
    14 September 2011
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    Language of description note
    English

    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

    Contact:
    RIT Libraries
    Wallace Center
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester NY 14623 USA
    (585) 475-4613