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J.C. Niemeyer collection

Summary Information
Title: J.C. Niemeyer collection
Dates: 1933
Creator: Niemeyer, James C., 1890-1957
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
Location: High Bay
Language: English
Collection Number: N 82
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.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts Division

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

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.

Preferred Citation:

J.C. Niemeyer collection (N 82), Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.

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.

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).

Related Material

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • 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 headings.
  • Niemeyer, James C., 1890-1957 -- Archives
  • Organization of American States building -- Pictorial works
  • Commercial buildings -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul -- Pictorial works