Charles D. Maginnis (1867-1955)


Maginnis, Charles D. (Charles Donough)

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 07 January 1867 – d. 15 February 1955
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Boston, MA

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1901-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1905
President of the American Institute of Architects 1937-1939
Recipient of the AIA Gold Medal 1948

Biographical Sources

Biographical article in Brickbuilder, March 1915.

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Entry in Richard Guy Wilson, The AIA Gold Medal (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984)
Entry in R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA, A Legacy of Leadership: Presidents of the AIA, 1857-2007 (Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects, 2008)

Related Records

Partner of Timothy Walsh
Partner of Eugene F. Kennedy
Father of Charles D. Maginnis, Jr.

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application, correspondence about Institute activities, obituaries, articles. His Gold Medal file includes citation, speech, and press release.

Boston Public Library, Special Collections, Central Library
Maginnis and Walsh Collection
The Maginnis and Walsh Collection contains the work of this architectural firm from 1913 to 1952. Charles D. Maginnis (1867-1955) and Timothy F. Walsh (1868-1934) were the leading architects in the American Roman Catholic tradition from 1900 to World War II. Two hundred and sixteen individual commissions are represented in the collection. Included in the collection are the plans of 62 churches and several convents and monasteries.
For more information +https://www.bpl.org/special-collections-departments/+

Boston College, John J. Burns Library
Charles D. Maginnis and Timothy F. Walsh Papers, MS.1998.034, 1902-1986 (bulk 1941-1955)
These papers contain materials related to the architectural work of Charles D. Maginnis and Timothy F. Walsh, partners in the twentieth-century Boston architectural firm of Maginnis & Walsh. They contain correspondence, publications, manuscripts, research notes, architectural sketches, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and a scrapbook.
For online finding aid https://library.bc.edu/finding-aids/MS1998-034-finding-aid.pdf
For more information https://libguides.bc.edu/burns