Ruben Ferster Co. papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes plans, sketches, details, and other papers from projects constructed by the architectural firms of Ruben Ferster Co. and Foley Brothers. Buildings represented in the collection include elevators, factories, and other commercial structures, in addition to some residences and other dwellings.
- Ferster, Ruben (Person)
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Restrictions on Use
Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
Ruben Ferster was an architect and engineer in Minneapolis from the 1940s-1980s. He was known for his designs of grain elevators, working from his own architectural plans. He had his own company and worked for the Foley Brothers firm and the firm of Foley-Ferster.
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Collection includes plans for buildings constructed by the architectural firms of Ruben Ferster Co. and Foley Brothers.
The collection is organized alphabetically by commission name.
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
- Industrial buildings -- Designs and plans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mills and mill-work -- Designs and plans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ruben Ferster Co.
- Ruben Ferster Co. papers
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