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Charles Donagh Maginnis

architect

Charles Donagh Maginnis, Irish architect. awarded gold medal for ecclesiastical architecture.

Background

Maginnis, Charles Donagh was born in 1867 in Londonderry, Ireland. Son of Charles and Bridget (McDonagh) Maginnis.

Education

Cusack’s Academy, Dublin. Winner Queen’s prize in mathematics, Southern Kensingtoon, London, 1883. Doctor of Laws, Boston College, 1921, Holy Cross College, 1925.

Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Tufts College, 1931. Doctor Arts, Harvard, 1949. Came to America in 1885.

Career

Began practice, Boston, 1886. Member firm of Maginnis & Walsh. Especially devoted to ecclesiastical architecture.

Works

  • Author: Pen Drawing, 1898. Writer on architecture and pen illustration, for professional magazines. Lecturer on ecclesiastical art.

Membership

Member Municipal Art Commission, Boston, 1909-1917. Member Massachusetts State Art Commission, 1911-1920, chairman, 1916-1920. Member visiting consultant Architectural School, Harvard, since 1935.

(Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president 1937-1940). Member Boston Society Architects, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Royal Institute of British Architects.

Member Architectural Association of Chili. Member National Academy of Design, Academy Arts and Letters, Boston Architectural. Club, Saturday; Clubs: St. Botolph, Tavern.

Union (all of Boston), Century (New York.

Connections

Married Amy Brooks, 1907 (deceased). Children: Alice Maria, Charles D., John (deceased), Elizabeth, Paul.

father:
Charles Maginnis

mother:
Bridget (McDonagh) Maginnis

spouse:
Amy Brooks

children:
Alice Maria Maginnis

Charles D. Maginnis

John Maginnis (deceased)

Elizabeth Maginnis

Paul Maginnis