T. Charles Gaastra biography

T. Charles Gaastra

Architect

1879 – 1947

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Who was T. Charles Gaastra?

Tjalke Charles Gaastra, was a Dutch-born American architect who worked in the American southwest in the first half of the twentieth century. He won the International Exhibit of Architecture in Berlin for the Gildersleeve house in Santa Fe, New Mexico which he designed for New Mexico Supreme Court justice, David Chavez. Gaastra was a major player in the Spanish Pueblo Revival architectural style in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Gaastra's best-known buildings include the Wool Warehouse, that is included in the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties; the 710 Gildersleeve property in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Cassell building on the Santa Fe Plaza; the original Bernalillo County Courthouse; Bishop's Lodge in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Carlisle Gymnasium in the University of New Mexico campus; Theatre Building for Jack Brandenburg in Taos, New Mexico; Monte Vista Elementary School; Gormley Elementary School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gustave Baumann house in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Born
1879
Netherlands
Died
1947

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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