J.C. Niemeyer collection
Niemeyer, James C., 1890-1957
0.5 cubic feet
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.
Minnesota Libraries. Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts
Access and Use
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance
notice is requested.
There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection.
Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.
J.C. Niemeyer collection (N 82), Northwest Architectural Archives,
University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.
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.
Collection 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).
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
James C., 1890-1957 -- Archives
of American States building -- Pictorial works
- Commercial buildings --
Minnesota -- Saint Paul -- Pictorial works