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Charles Coolidge Haight


Centurion, 1873–1917

Born 17 March 1841 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 8 February 1917 in Garrison, New York

Buried Saint James Episcopal Churchyard, Hyde Park, New York

Proposed by Henry Drisler and Stephen P. Nash

Elected 5 April 1873 at age thirty-two

Archivist’s Note: Son of Benjamin I. Haight

Century Memorial

Charles Coolidge Haight was one of our older architects and long a familiar figure in The Century. Graduating from Columbia in 1861, he enlisted in the Civil War, and had risen to the rank of Captain, when wounds received at the Battle of the Wilderness compelled him to retire. Coming of good Episcopal stock, Mr. Haight throughout his life was deeply interested in the welfare of the Episcopal Church. He became a great designer of ecclesiastical and collegiate buildings. From his designs St. Ignatius Church was erected, and the buildings of the General Theological Seminary; for Yale University he designed Vanderbilt and Phelps Halls, the Library and Laboratories and Dormitories. Other buildings of his in this city were the New York Cancer Hospital, the Artillery Armory at 166th Street, and the Columbia College Buildings at 49th Street, since removed.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1918 Century Association Yearbook