Louis Bancel LaFarge
(1900 - 1989)
Louis Bancel LaFarge was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts / Switzerland, France. Louis LaFarge is known for Beaux Arts style architecture.
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Louis Bancel LaFarge ( 1900-1989 )
New York architect Bancel LaFarge served as Chief of the MFAA section of the Seventh Army under General Lucius Clay, Deputy Military Governor of Germany. Arriving the week after D-Day, LaFarge was the first Monuments Men* officer in France. In his first assignment, he quickly covered the small amount of Allied territory around Bayeaux, assessing damage to monuments and works of art, and discovered that the famous Bayeaux Tapestry* had been moved to the château at Sourches for safekeeping.
In the months that followed, LaFarge recovered hundreds more artworks, oversaw the development of the Collecting Points in Munich and elsewhere, and supervised a staff of officers dedicated to the salvage o
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