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St. Louis County Court House Commission records

 Collection
Identifier: S3708

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a record book with the general laws of Minnesota which provided for the creation of this commission, its minutes and resolutions, and some loose resolutions, bills and business letters. NOTE: The volume was examined to determine content about architect Daniel H. Burnham and any related correspondence or mention of the Burnham Plan. Nothing of substance was found except miscellaneous discussion in March of 1910 of elevator installation with the Burnham Company. There are no architectural drawings in the volume.

Page 209: "Two months later which would be August 1907, D. H. Burnham & Co of Chicago, Illinois were engaged as architects with J. J. Wangenstein of Duluth as local architect.  In the fall and winter of this year, the plan of grouping the public buildings of the city around a central plaza or square was conceived by Mr. Burnham and earnestly advocated by him.  He had many sketches and preliminary drawings made showing how such a plan could be developed and public sentiment rapidly agreed with his plan as the one that should be followed if possible."

Dates

  • 1905-1911

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Historical Note:

This commission was formed in 1906 to superintend the construction of a new courthouse.

Extent

2.50 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of a record book with the general laws of Minnesota which provided for the creation of this commission, its minutes and resolutions, and some loose resolutions, bills and business letters.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Physical Description

1 volume

General

This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.

Title
Guide to the St. Louis County Court House Commission records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526