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Scottish Rite Temple collection

Identifier: N37

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of microfilm (three 5mm reel and aperture cards) copies of the floor plans and elevations of the Hayes, Jones, and Bertrand & Chamberlin work, together with a photocopy of the specifications. The blueprints from which the microfilm was made are in the possession of the Scottish Rite Temple.


  • 1894-1918


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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

The Scottish Rite Temple is a large stone and brick structure that began as Fowler Methodist Episcopal Church, designed by Warren H. Hayes in 1894. Later large additions were made in 1906 and 1918 by Harry W. Jones and Bertrand & Chamberlin, respectively. The structure is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Warren Hayes was born in Prattsburgh, NY, on August 22, 1847. He attended Watkins Academy and Genessee Wesleyan Seminary ( Lima, NY). He went on to graduate from Cornell University in 1871 with a degree in civil engineering. Hayes opened an architectural office in Elmira, NY, in 1871 and worked there until relocating to Minneapolis ten years later. He died in Minneapolis on August 27, 1899.

Harry Jones was born near Kalamazoo, MI, on June 9, 1859. He was educated in the University Grammar School at Providence, RI, and at Brown University, where he graduated in 1880. He then attained a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture at MIT in l882. Jones worked for H.H. Richardson for a year and then moved to Minneapolis (1883). Following extensive travel in Europe, he returned to Minneapolis in 1885 and practiced there for nearly fifty years. He died in Minneapolis on September 25, 1935.

Arthur Chamberlin was born in Solon, OH, on March 12, 1865. He was raised in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He opened an architectural office in Minneapolis in 1884. He moved to Seattle, WA, in 1890 and worked there in a succession of firms until returning to Minneapolis in 1896 to join George Bertrand in a partnership which lasted until 1931. Chamberlin died in Minneapolis on September 30, 1933.

George Bertrand was born in Superior, WI, on June 22, 1859. He was educated in the public schools of Boston and trained in several architects' offices in Boston and Minneapolis. He set up his own practice in Minneapolis in 1886 and joined Arthur Chamberlin in practice a decade later. He died in Minneapolis on October 31, 1931.


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Collection consists of microfilm copies of the floor plans and elevations of the Scottish Rite Temple, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Additional Finding Aid

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

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