Charles Nagel (architect)

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Charles Nagel, Jr. (1899 – 1992) was a Saint Louis, Missouri architect and museum director. He was the son of Charles Nagel, a lawyer and politician. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1928 with an M.F.A. in architecture. He was employed at the Saint Louis architectural firms of Jamieson & Spearl and Hall & Proetz, and with Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch, Abbott in Boston, and later the firm of Nagel & Dunn in Saint Louis. He was curator of Decorative Arts at Yale's Gallery of Fine Arts, director of the City Art Museum in St. Louis, the Brooklyn Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery.[1]

Nagel served as juror and secretary of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Competition, which led to the selection of the Gateway Arch design.[2]


  1. ^ "Charles Nagel papers, ca. 1927–1992". Smithsonian Institution Research Information System. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Brown, Sharon A. "Jefferson National Expansion Memorial: Administrative History (Chapter 4)". NPS. Archived from the original on December 14, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2010.