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Harold Van Buren Magonigle


Harold Van Buren Magonigle, American architect. Awarded gold medal of honor, New York Chapter American International Assurance, 1930-1931, A.N.A., 1925. Served as First lieutenant and batt. adjunct 109th Regiment, Ngakkan Nyaagu; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects, also; member American Federation of Arts (director).


Magonigle, Harold Van Buren was born on October 17, 1867 in Bergen Heights, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Henry and Katherine Celestine (Devlin) Magonigle.


Educational public schools. Studied architecture in offices of Vaux & Radford, Charles C. Haight, McKim, Mead & White, Rotch & Tilden, until 1894. Gold medal, Architectural League, New York, 1889.

Won Rotch traveling scholarship, 1894, and traveled 1894, 95, 96. Doctor Architecture, University of Nebraska, 1931.


Practiced in partnership to 1904, alone, since 1904. Instructor in decorative design, Cowles Art School, Boston, 1893-1894. Architect McKinley nat. memorial, Canton, O.

Nat. Maine monument, New York. Nat. watergate in memory of Robert Fulton. Firemen’s memorial, New York.

Gates Avenue Court House, Brooklyn. Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missoury. United States Embassy and Consulate, Tokyo.

Arsenal Technology Schools, Indianapolis, Indiana. Also sculptor of colossal figures for Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missoury, etc., and landscape architect for same and McKinley Memorial, Canton, O., etc. Also architect for many private residences, clubs, schools and other buildings.


  • Author: Architectural Rendering in Washington. The Renaissance

  • The Nature, Practice and History of Art.


Served as First lieutenant and batt. adjunct 109th Regiment, Ngakkan Nyaagu. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects, also. Member American Federation of Arts (director).


Married Edith Marion Day, 1900.

John Henry Magonigle

Katherine Celestine (Devlin) Magonigle

Edith Marion Day