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Ashelman and Gage collection

Identifier: N54

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains one set of blueprints, including 9 sheets of plans, elevations, details and heating, plumbing, and electrical plans for the J.M. Sarles residence, Hillsboro, North Dakota (1916).


  • 1916


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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

Archie Ashelman was born in Ada, Minnesota, in 1891. He was employed as a draftsman for Hancock Brothers of Fargo from 1905 to 1910 and became a partner of William Gage around 1915. Their partnership was terminated in 1917 when Ashelman volunteered for the U.S. Army and was subsequently killed in an automobile accident just prior to his entry into the officers' training program.

William J. Gage was born in New York City, studied architecture at the University of Illinois before his employment with Long, Lamoreaux and Long of Minneapolis (1911), and later joined Ellerbe and Round of St. Paul (1912-1913). After moving to Fargo in 1913, Gage drafted for Haxby and Gillespie until 1915 when his partnership with Ashelman began. Around 1919, Gage moved to Seattle and then to California in 1921.


0.5 Cubic Feet


Collection contains plans for a residence in Hillsboro, North Dakota, designed by architects Ashelman and Gage.

Physical Location

High Bay

Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

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