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Harry W. Jones collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: N159

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes elevations and plans for four residences in Minneapolis, including the A.P. Stacy residence (1906), E.E. Franz residence (1924), the G.A. Heinrich residence (Minneapolis MN, 1925) and the Emery Mapes residence (undated; 1987). Also included in the collection are plans for the Minneapolis Bedding Company (1909).


  • 1906-1987


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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.

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).

Biographical Note

Harry Wild Jones was born near Kalamazoo, Michigan on June 9, 1859. He graduated from Brown University in 1880 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1882. After graduating from M.I.T., Jones worked for the architect H. H. Richardson in Boston, and in 1883 he came to Minneapolis to work in the firm of Plant and Whitney, a firm that specialized in the design and construction of large, prestigious homes in the Minneapolis area. Harry W. Jones died in Minneapolis on September 25, 1935.

Jones was instrumental in the establishment of the department of architecture at the University of Minnesota in the 1890s and his tour of the world with President William Howard Taft resulted in designs for churches in China, India and Burma. He designed many notable buildings in Minneapolis, including the Scottish Rite Temple (1904), Lindsay Brothers Warehouse (1895), Bulter Square (Butler Brothers' Warehouse, 1906) and his own home at 5101 Nicollet Avenue (1887).


1 box (1.5 cubic feet)


Collection contains plans of residences and buildings designed by architect Harry W. Jones.


The collection is organized alphabetically by commission name.

Physical Location

High Bay

Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.


Plans for the Minneapolis Bedding Company and Emery Mapes residence were separated from the Minneapolis Plan Vault collection (N 115) and added to the Harry W. Jones collection in October 1999.

Related Material

N37 Scottish Rite Temple collection

Harry Wild Jones Papersat the Minnesota Historical Society.

Harry W. Jones collection
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