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Claude Fayette Bragdon

Progressive Prairie College architect and writer who designed the Rochester Chamber of Business and Rochester’s NY Central Railroad Place. Believed in organic structures being a catalyst to democracy. Known for the hypercube. His early function was inspired by Renaissance structures and included the Rochester First Universalist Cathedral, Bevier Memorial Building, as well as the Oswego Yacht Membership. He quarreled with Eastman Kodak magnate George Eastman in 1917 following the two couldn’t acknowledge the way the Rochester Chamber of Business Building ought to be designed. His family members was surviving in Oberlin, Ohio, when he was created, but they elevated him in Watertown, Oswego, Dansville, and Rochester, NY. His dad was a paper editor. His intensifying ideas were comparable to those of architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan.

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