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Grover W. Dimond Associates papers

Identifier: N32

Scope and Content Note

In this collection are original drawings for nearly 100 structures designed by the Grover Dimond Associates firm from the 1950s to the 1970s. Among the types of buildings represented in the collection are banks, residences and commercial/industrial structures. Included in the collection are drawings for the St. Paul Capitol Skyway Building (1969-1970); Lakewood (MN) Community College (1971); Gillette State Hospital (St. Paul, 1954); Griggs-Midway Building (St. Paul, 1955-1956); O'Halloran and Murphy Mortuary (St. Paul, 1960); and Hoerner Waldorf Corporation (St Paul, 1960). There are, in addition, plans of buildings by other firms, including the State School for Girls, Sauk Centre, Minnesota (1912) by Clarence H. Johnston, Sr. and Dayton's Department Store, St. Paul (1963) by Victor Gruen of Los Angeles.


  • 1912-1971


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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.

Biographical Note

Grover Dimond, Sr., was born in 1888. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1912 and was active in his firm for more than thirty years. In 1941, he established Grover Dimond Associates, a St. Paul architectural and engineering firm which was eventually taken over by his son. Grover Dimond died in 1977.

Grover Dimond, Jr. was born in Minneapolis on May 21, 1915. During World War II he worked for Curtiss Wright aircraft company in St. Louis. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 1949, and became a partner and later president of Grover Dimond Associates. In 1975 the firm ceased operation and he retired. Dimond died in Roseville, MN on Nov. 12, 1993.


36.5 Cubic Feet


Collection contains original drawings for nearly 100 structures designed by the Grover W. Dimond Associates architectural firm.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by commission name.

Physical Location

Mezzanine; High Bay

Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.


The collection was donated to the Northwest Architectural Archives on July 1, 1974 by Br. Von Feldt, on behalf of Grover Dimond.

Related Material in the Northwest Architectural Archives

C.H. Johnston, Sr. papers (N 46)

Lang & Raugland papers (N 119)

Grover W. Dimond Associates papers
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