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Born: 1893, Died: 12/20/1981

Henry D. Dagit, Jr., son of Josephine Conway Dagit and Henry D. Dagit, one of Philadelphia's most successful architects of Catholic churches and institutions, was born in Philadelphia and received his Certificate in Building Construction from Drexel Institute in 1913 and his Certificate of Proficiency in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1916. He then entered his father's firm and, in 1922, along with his brother Albert Dagit was made a partner, changing the name of the firm to Henry D. Dagit & Sons. This name continued in use following his father's death in 1929, but in 1959 was revised to Henry D. Dagit & Son, when his own son Henry D. Dagit, III entered the firm and Albert Dagit left.

Dagit successfully continued the practice which his father had begun in 1888, weathering the period of difficulty when his brothers withdrew from the firm and established rival practices.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

Clubs and Membership Organizations

  • Knights of Columbus
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Sons of St. Patrick
  • Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute

School Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Drexel Institute


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