Maginnis, Charles Donagh (1867-1955)
Maginnis, Charles D., 1867-1955
Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, Maginnis came to America at age 18. In Boston, he apprenticed with Edmund Wheelwright as a draftsman. Inspired by the Gothic Revival churches of Ralph Adams Cram, Maginnis became one the leading figures in ecclesiastic design and the collegiate Gothic. He built many churches in the Boston area, and won the commission for the Boston College campus in 1909. He redesigned the chancel of Trinity Church in Boston in 1938.
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