Lewis Augustus Coffin, Jr. (1892 - 1963) MP

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Death: Died in Tannersville, NY, USA
Occupation: Architect
Managed by: Tristram Coffin
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Immediate Family

    • Lois
      wife
    • Joan
      daughter
    • Dr Lewis
      son
    • Sarah
      mother
    • Grace
      sister
    • George
      brother

About Lewis Augustus Coffin, Jr.

Lewis Augustus Coffin, Jr was born in 1892 and was the son of noted Otolaryngology surgeon, Dr Lewis Augustus Coffin, Sr. In addition to graduating from The Choate School in 1908, he went on to attend Columbia University to acquire his Certificate in Architecture in 1914. He began a solo career in 1917 and then joined Henry Polhemus as partner, to form Polhemus & Coffin in 1919. Lewis A Coffin’s affinity and passion for French country structures and style became quite evident as the firm designed many notable single dwelling homes throughout the New Jersey, New York and Connecticut areas. They travelled to France numerous times for research and to survey examples for their book. He also designed a few homes in the once artist community (one-time summer residence of Mark Twain), Onteora Park Historic District just outside of Tannersville, Greene County, upstate New York, as this had been a long-time family summer retreat for decades. Onteora Park was added to the National Historical Register in 2003, which included at least one of Coffin’s designs, however the remaining designs must wait until the time qualification is reached. Lewis A Coffin, Jr died in 1963 in New York City.

Lewis Augustus Coffin, Jr married Lois Grace Smith, daughter of… Children: Lewis Augustus 3rd Joan Emery

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Lewis A Coffin, Jr's Timeline

1605
March 11, 1605
Plymouth, Devon, England
1892
1892
1923
1923
Age 31
New York, NY, USA
1963
1963
Age 71
Tannersville, NY, USA
1963
Age 71
Tannersville, Greene, NY, USA