Charles Alling Gifford

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Charles Alling Gifford

Charles Alling Gifford was an American architect and a partner at the New York firm Gifford & Bates. Gifford was born in New Jersey and studied at the Stevens Institute of Technology, which focuses on mechanical engineering.[1]

His most well-known work is the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, designed for Joseph Stickney.[2] [3] The 1902 Gilded Age hotel is a National Historic Landmark.[4]

Additionally, a few structures in the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District were designed by Gifford, including the Sans Souci Apartments (1896), Mistletoe Cottage (1900), and Jekyll Island Clubhouse Annex (1901).[5]



  1. ^ 25 Herman W Knox., ed. Who’s Who in New York. Seventh Edition (1917-1918). (NY: Who’s Who Publications, Inc., 1918): 414.
  2. ^ Schellenbaum, Amy. "The Extraordinary History of 1902's Mount Washington Hotel ... and the 'Poor Fool' Who Built It". Curbed. Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Mount Washington Hotel to be sold The Lewiston Journal - May 20, 1988
  4. ^ "Mount Washington Hotel". National Park Service. 
  5. ^ Brunswick: The City by the Sea by Patricia Barefoot page 48