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Male, US, born 1866-11-12, died 1959-04-19

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Gaggin and Gaggin, Architects

Professional History


On 06/14/1895, Gaggin worked as an instructor at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.

Partner, Gaggin and Gaggin, Architects, Syracuse, NY, 1902- . In 1915, Gaggin and Gaggin had an office in Room #920 of the University Block in Syracuse.

A note in the New York-based Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide of 04/18/1903, noted that Gaggin and Gaggin was producing a design for a factory for the Merrell-Soule Company of Syracuse, NY. It reported: "Architects Gaggin & Gaggin, together with Irving S. Merrell, M.E., of Syracuse, N.Y., have completed plans and specifications for a new $100,000 factory which the Merrell-Soule Co. will build this summer on the Solar tract, near the West Shore station, Syracuse. The factory will have five stories and 55x140 dimensions. The stair and lavatory tower is 30 ft. square. The warehouse is three stories high and 75x165 in size. This building will be connected with the factory proper by a cleaning building, 40x50. One of the features of the building will be a thoroughly equipped lunch room for the employees. The contracts have been awarded to John T. O'Connor, mason, and Thomas Coon, carpenter. The company manufactures canned goods, jelly powders and mince meat. The entire plant will be newly furnished with modern machinery." (See "The World of Building: In Other Cities," Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, vol. LXXI, no. 1831, 04/18/1903, p. 763.)


Instructor in Drawing, Syracuse University, 1891-1894; Instructor in Perspective and Descriptive Geometry, 1894-1897; it is likely that he taught at Syracuse only during 1894-1895, and perhaps summers in other years, as he was studying at the École des Beaux-Arts during 1895-1897. Professor of Architecture, 1897-1902. (See Alumni Record and General Catalogue of Syracuse University, 1872-'99 including Genesse College, 1852-1871 and Geneva Medical College, 1835-1872, Frank Smalley, ed., [Syracuse: Alumni Association of Syracuse University, 1899], p. 115. and Who's Who in America, Vol. IX, 1916-1917, Albert Nelson Marquis, ed., [Chicago: A.N. Marquis and Company, 1916], p. 893.)

Professional Activities

Non-resident Member, Architectural League of New York, New York, NY, c. 1894-1898. (See Catalogue of the Thriteenth Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League of New York, [New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1898] p. 12.)



B. Architecture, Syracuse University, School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY, 1892. At Syracuse, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Coursework, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France, 1895-1897. (See University Club of Syracuse, Officers, Directors, Committees, Constitution, House Rules, Members, Etc., [Syracuse: University Club of Syracuse, NY, 1904], p. 59.)



Edwin Hall Gaggin was born in Erie, PA.

In 1904, he resided at 714 South Crouse Avenue in Syracuse, NY.

By 1916, he lived at 846 Ostrom Avenue in Syracuse. (See ‎Who's Who in America, vol. IX, 1916-1917, Albert Nelson Marquis, ed., [Chicago: A.N. Marquis and Company, 1916], p. 893.)


His father was Richard Francis Gaggin, his mother, Gertrude Phoebe Hall Gaggin.


He wed Eva Roe on 01/11/1911.

Biographical Notes

Gaggin applied for a US Passport on 06/14/1895, in preparation for a two-year trip abroad. This trip was made to Paris where he attended the École des Beaux-Arts between 1895 and 1897. His passport application indicated that Gaggin, at age 29, was 5-feet, 7-and-a-half-inches tall, with a high forehead, "Roman nose," medium mouth, prominent chin, fair complexion, long face, brown eyes and dark brown hair. (See, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, 1795-1905; Roll #: 448; Volume #: Roll 448 - 14 Jun 1895-20 Jun 1895, accessed 10/11/2017.)

Edwin Gaggin was a Methodist according to his record in Who's Who in America. (See ‎Who's Who in America, vol. IX, 1916-1917, Albert Nelson Marquis, ed., [Chicago: A.N. Marquis and Company, 1916], p. 893.)

Like his brother, Thomas, Edwin was an active member of the Masons. In 1916, he was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Member, Citizens' Club, Syracuse, NY, c. 1916.

Associated Locations

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