L. Bancel LaFarge (1900-1989)


LaFarge, L. Bancel

Variant Names

LaFarge, Louis Bancel

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 17 May 1900 – d. 02 July 1989
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    New York, NY

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1939-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1960

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1962 American Architects Directory
Address listed in 1970 American Architects Directory
Web sources:
A biographical outline with discussion of his work in saving historical art during World War II is on the Monuments Men Foundation website https://www.monumentsmenfoundation.org/the-heroes/the-monuments-men/lafarge-maj.-l.-bancel, captured as a pdf on 12 August 2019.

Related Records

Partner of Alexander Douglas Knox
Partner of Joseph A. Murphy

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application, Fellowship nomination, correspondence about Institute activities, emeritus (retired) status, obituary. Letters in support of Fellowship have been scanned separately. Photographs submitted with his application and with his Fellowship nomination were returned to him at the time.