Charles C. Haight

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Chapel of St. Cornelius the Centurion (1906) on Governors Island

Charles Coolidge Haight (1841 – February 9, 1917) was an American architect who practiced in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University in 1861; before working as an architect, he studied law at Columbia Law School. A number of his buildings survive including at Yale University[1] and Trinity College (Hartford, CT). He also designed most of the campus of the Episcopal General Theological Seminary in Chelsea Square, New York. The original brick buildings he designed for Columbia College, at the college's former location on Madison Avenue, no longer survive.

Haight died at his home in Garrison, New York in 1917.[1]

Haight's contributions to both Yale and the Episcopal Seminary remain significant to this day, although at Yale, James Gamble Rogers is more often associated with Yale's collegiate- or neo-gothic style. Haight's architectural drawings and photographs are held in the Dept. of Drawings and Archives at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University in New York City.

Selected works[edit]

Buildings at Yale University [2]

Buildings in New York City

  • New York Cancer Hospital (modeled after a French Renaissance château at Le Lude, Sarthe),
  • Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church[2]
  • Second Field Artillery Armory (Bronx)
  • General Theological Seminary, 1884–1904[3]
  • Brooks Brothers Building 932-938 Broadway, Demolished
  • Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, 1880, Demolished
  • Trinity School, 139 West 91st Street[4]
  • Library, Columbia University, 1882; Law School, Columbia University, 1882, School of Mines, Columbia University, 1884, All demolished
  • 149-151 Franklin Street, 1885
  • 55-57 Morth Moore Street, 1890
  • Higgins Hall, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1890
  • American Music Hall (American Theater), 42nd Street, 1893, Demolished
  • Henry Osborne Havemeyer House, One East 66th Street, 1889, Demolished
  • Sheltering Arms, 1869, Demolished 1945 (today Sheltering Arms Playground) [5]
  • Trinity Parish clergy house, 1887
  • Chapel of St. Cornelius the Centurion, 1906, on Governors Island
  • 330 Hudson 1910, Renovated in 2014
  • 108 Waverly Place, Greenwich Village, New York

Buildings outside New York City



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