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Male, US, born 1871-01-30, died 1945

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Gaggin and Gaggin, Architects

Professional History


Principal, Thomas W. Gaggin, Architect, Pittsburgh, PA, 1901-1903.

Partner, Gaggin and Gaggin, Architects, Syracuse, NY, 1902- .


Instructor in Architecture, Syracuse University, College of Fine Arts, 1895-1900. Associate Professor of Architecture, Syracuse University, College of Fine Arts, 1900-1901. (See Alumni Record and General Catalogue of Syracuse University, 1899-1904, Vol. II, Frank Smalley, ed., [Syracuse: Syracuse University, 1904], p. 125).



B. Architecture, Syracuse University, School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY, 1891-1893, 1894-1895. Thomas W. Gaggin joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Syracuse University, and remained active in the group over the years.

Like his brother and business partner, Edwin H. Gaggin (1866-1959), Thomas matriculated in architecture at Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1893-1894. He stayed here only one year, before returning to Syracuse University.

Thomas Gaggin also studied at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France.



Thomas Walter Gaggin was born in Erie, PA.

In 1901, he lived at 700 South Crouse Avenue in Syracuse.


His father was Richard Francis Gaggin, his mother, Gertrude Phoebe Gaggin. One brother was Edwin Hall Gaggin, with whom he worked in an architectural partnership for many years.


He wed Laura Belle McClellan Stannard, of Troy, NY, on 06/07/1906. (See Alumni Record and General Catalogue of Syracuse University 1872-1910 including Genesse College, 1852-1871 and Geneva Medical College, 1835-1872, Vol. III, Part I, Frank Smalley, ed., [Syracuse: Alumni Association of Syracuse University, 1911], p. 363 and Who's Who in New York (City and State), 1938, vol X, [New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1938], p. 404.)


He and Laura Stannard had at least one child, Richard Francis Gaggin II, (born 04/03/1909 in Syracuse, NY). This child was named for his grandfather. Other children included Gregory Hall, and Thomas Walker, Jr.

Biographical Notes

Thomas W. Gaggin became a very active member of the local Masonic community in Syracuse.

Member, University Club of Syracuse, 1903- .

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 2503