Parsons and Son Company papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of blueprints, including elevations, floor plans, and details for the Chisholm (Minnesota) Grade and High School, built in 1907-1908. There is also a set of specifications for this building.
- Parsons and Son Company (Organization)
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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.
The W.R. Parsons Company, which later became Parsons and Son, established offices in Des Moines, Duluth, and Fort Smith during the 1890s and early 1900s, and remained in practice until about 1910. It was one of the largest firms in Des Moines for a time and was composed of William, Cyrus Howard, Hattie E. and Anna E. Parsons.
0.5 Cubic Feet
Collection consists of blueprints for the Chisholm (Minnesota) Grade and High School, designed by the architectural firm Parsons and Son.
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
- Parsons and Son Company papers
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