Milton L. Grigg

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Milton Grigg (1905–1982) was a Virginia architect best known for his restoration work at Colonial Williamsburg and Monticello. In his career as an independent architect in Charlottesville, Virginia, he worked as a modernist within the Jeffersonian tradition. K. Edward Lay, author of the Architecture of Jefferson County, called Grigg “one of the premier architectural restoration/preservationists of his time – always with an inquisitive mind on the forefront of architectural inquiry.” [1]


Milton LaTour Grigg was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He studied architecture at the University of Virginia in the late-1920s. Between 1929 and 1933 he worked on restorations at Colonial Williamsburg. In 1933, Grigg established his office in Charlottesville. Floyd Johnson was added as a partner in 1936. That partnership lasted until 1940, when Grigg associated with William Newton Hale, Jr. By 1977, the firm was known as Grigg, Wood, and Browne.[2]

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  • Lasala, Joseph Michael. (2009). The curriculum vitae of a classicist. Magazine of Albemarle County History, 67, 14–51. (Overview of Grigg's life and career.)