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J.C. Niemeyer collection

Identifier: N82

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a 6-hour student problem sketch in ink and gouache on paper, showing the Organization of American States Building in Washington, D.C. (n.d.). There is also a framed ink and gouache on paper drawing of a building designed for Lake Park Development Company, West 7th and 5th Streets, St. Paul (1933).


  • 1933


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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

James C. Niemeyer was born in St. Paul in 1890 and attended St. Paul parochial schools and the College of St. Thomas before entering the Royal Academy of Rome. He returned to St. Paul and briefly entered architectural practice before serving in World War I with the Ordnance Department as a designing engineer. After the war, Niemeyer came back to St. Paul and resumed his practice, also working as a commercial artist for some years. From 1929 to 1930, he was St. Paul City Architect. Niemeyer's practice included the design of churches, residences, apartment buildings, warehouses and stores. He died in St. Paul in 1957.


0.5 Cubic Feet


Collection contains drawings of the Organization of American States Building in Washington, D.C. and a building designed for Lake Park Development Company, by J.C. Niemeyer.

Physical Location

High Bay

Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
J.C. Niemeyer collection
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