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Male, US, born 1862-01-05, died 1938-10-11

Associated with the firm network

Heins and La Farge, Architects

Professional History


Apprentice, John La Farge, New York, NY, c. 1878.

Draftsman, H.H. Richardson, Architect, Boston, MA, c. 1882.

Draftsman, Cass Gilbert, Architect, Saint Paul, MN, 1884. Gilbert worked on his own for a year or two, c. 1884-1885, before Gilbert formed an architectural partnership with James Knox Taylor (1857-1929) in Saint Paul. This partnership lasted from 1885 until 1891, when Taylor moved to Philadelphia, PA, and began a practice with Amos J. Boyden that lasted until 1895.

Studio Assistant, John LaFarge, New York, NY, c. 1885.

Partner, Heins and La Farge, Architects, New York, NY, 1886-1907; within the firm of Heins and La Farge, Heins handled much of the construction supervision, while La Farge focused on design.

Partner, La Farge and Morris, Architects, New York, NY, 1910- . A note appeared in the Brickbuilder of 01/1910: "C. Grant LaFarge, surviving partner of the firm of Heins & LaFarge, has formed a new co-partnership with Benjamin Wistar Morris, under the firm name of LaFarge & Morris. Associated with the firm will be Arthur C. Jackson and Duncan Candler. Offices, 25 Madison Square, North, New York City." (See "Editorial, Comment and Miscellany," Brickbuilder, vol 19, no. 1, 01/1910, p. 19.)


A large number of drawings by Heins and La Farge have been deposited at the Princeton University Library, Special Collections.Manuscripts Division, Princeton, NJ, Collection #C0688. This collection contained: "...approximately 5000 early 20th-century American architectural drawings (blueprint and trace drawings), primarily by C. Grant La Farge and various firms with which he was associated, including Heins & La Farge, La Farge, Clark & Creighton, La Farge, Warren & Clark, La Farge & Morris, and La Farge & Son. There are also groups of drawings by the architects Wilson Eyre, Pennington Satterthwaite (Princeton Class of 1893), Robert Gibson, and a few miscellaneous firms." (See University of Pennsylvania, "Philadelphia Area Archives Research Portal (PAARP): Collection C0688," accessed 01/31/2020.)



Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.



Born in Newport, RI, La Farge attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.

La Farge died at his residence in Saunderstown, RI.


His mother was Margaret Mason Perry, (1839-1925), granddaughter of the US naval officer Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819).

His father was John La Farge (1835-1910), a son of a wealthy French immigrant family, who attended law school but became a noted artist and well-known producer of stained glass.

PCAD id: 2461