Sidney Badgley

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Sidney Badgley
Born May 28, 1850
Ernestown Township, Ontario, Canada,
Died April 29, 1917
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Architect

Sidney Rose Badgley (May 28, 1850 – April 29, 1917) was a prominent start of the 20th-century Canadian-born architect. He was active throughout the United States and Canada, with a significant body of work in Cleveland.


Badgley was born in Ernestown Township, Ontario, Canada, and apprenticed in Toronto. He moved to Cleveland in 1887 and formed a partnership with William H. Nicklas in 1904 after Nicklas came to work for Badgley as a draftsman. The partnership was dissolved in 1913. He designed buildings in a variety of styles, including Georgian Revival (Jones Home For Friendless Children), Gothic Revival (Calvary Baptist Church), with its lantern-dome-crowned auditorium, and Romanesque Revival (Pilgrim Congregational Church). With Pilgrim Congregational Church, Badgley pioneered the inclusion of an institute for community use within a church building. Badgley's design was exhibited at the Paris 1900 Exposition. Slocum Hall, on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Badgley died at his home at Springbrook Farm in Willoughby in 1917 and is buried as Victoria Cemetery in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Selected works[edit]

Building Year Completed Builder Style Source Location Image
Massey Hall 1894 Sidney Badgley Gothic Revival W 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario Massey hall -se.jpg
Slocum Hall 1898 Sidney Badgley Gothic Revival Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio OWU3.jpg
Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, gift of William Deering 1910–1911 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival South Paris, Maine Deering Memorial Church, South Paris, ME.jpg
Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church,[1] 1904–06 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival Richmond, Indiana Church and house in the Starr HD.jpg
Calvary Baptist Church 1907 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival Providence, Rhode Island
Highland Park Presbyterian Church (Michigan) 1910–11 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival Detroit, Michigan Highland Park Presbyterian Church.jpg
Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church 1911 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival Detroit, Michigan Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church - Detroit Michigan.jpg

NRHP-listed U.S. works[edit]

Works by Badgley that are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and likely preserved, include:[3]

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