Claude F. Bragdon

Claude Bragdon (1866-1946) was an American architect who designed many buildings and homes in Rochester, NY area, including the Bevier Building on RIT's downtown campus, the Ontario County Historical Museum in Canandaigua, NY, the New York Central Railroad Station (now demolished), and the Rochester First Universalist Church.
In addition to architecture, he wrote and lectured on a wide array of topics, including theosophy, yoga, theater, and the occult. He established the Manas Press in 1909 to publish his theosophy work and the poetry of Adelaide Crapsey. Bragdon eventually moved to Manhattan and designed theatrical sets for Walter Hampden. His work can still be seen all over Rochester today. He taught at Mechanics Institute from 1894-1897.