Louis H. Giele

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Louis H. Giele
Born 1861
Died 1932[1]
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Nationality Germany, USA
Known for Louis Giele, Architect

Louis H. Giele, AIA (1861–1932) was an American architect of German descent, who designed a number of Catholic churches, schools, convents and rectories in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and elsewhere.

Personal life[edit]

Giele was born in Germany and received his architectural training there. He came to America in his 20s and set up an architectural practice there. He died in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Architectural practice[edit]

St Charles Borromeo, Brooklyn
St Casimir, Yonkers

Although Giele was not an especially prolific architect, the buildings he designed were very well appreciated and at least two of them are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3]

Works include[edit]


  1. ^ "DR. C, 0. MAILLOUX, ENGINEER, DIES AT 71; Helped Organize ...; LOUIS H. GIELE. Architect Designed Many Churches in New York and Vicinity.", New York Times, October 6, 1932 ("Louis H. Giele, architect, who designed many Catholic churches and buildings for ...")
  2. ^ http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NJ/Hudson/state2.html NRHP-1
  3. ^ http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NJ/Middlesex/districts.html NRHP-2
  4. ^ http://www.casimirchurch.com/St._Casimir_Church/History.html Giele named as St Casimir architect
  5. ^ Norval White, Elliot Willensky with Fran Leadon, AIA Guide to New York City Fifth Ed. American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Series. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), p.833. ISBN 978-0-19-538386-7.
  6. ^ http://www.ettc.net/njarts/details.cfm?ID=1029 Stained Glass in St. Anne Church
  7. ^ https://www.flickr.com/photos/yukonblizzard/2418151294/ pictures of St. Anthony of Padua Church
  8. ^ http://www.orthodoxnews.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=editorialsopinion.one&content_id=17312&CFID=23007755&CFTOKEN=29751934&tp_preview=true article on St. Adalbert
  9. ^ Dunlap, David W. (2004). From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York City: Columbia University Press. p. 45.