C.G. Maybury papers
Maybury, Charles G. b. 1830
photoreproductions of plans for the Ellsworth Ara Sprague residence (Caledonia,
MN), and ink on linen drawings for the residence of the Rev. Charles F. Garvin
(St. Paul, MN), both designed by architect C.G. Maybury.
Minnesota Libraries. Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts
Access and Use
The plans for the Rev. C. F. Garvin residence were donated in 2013 by
a long-time resident and owner of the house, via the Hamline University
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.
C.G. Maybury papers (N 88), Northwest Architectural Archives,
University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.
Charles Maybury was born in Solon, NY on January 13, 1830. He worked
on the family farm until he was sixteen and was educated in the local public
schools. He then was apprenticed to a prominent contractor and builder in
central New York State for about 5 years, following which he became a partner
in the company. After three years, the firm dissolved and Maybury went into
business for himself as an architect and builder. In 1856, he moved to Winona,
MN, a thriving river town. He set up his practice and almost immediately became
successful as an architect and contractor. In 1865, he closed the contracting
business and worked full-time as an architect. Maybury designed many of the
larger homes and business blocks in Winona, in addition to churches (including
the Presbyterian Church in La Crosse, WI and the First Baptist Church in
Winona), and the Winona County Court House (1888). He died in Winona on
February 9, 1917.
Jefferson Maybury was born in Winona, MN, on March 2, 1858. He began
working in his father's architecture and contracting office as a young man and,
after leaving high school, trained under Edward P. Bassford in St. Paul for one
year (1880). He then returned to Winona to become his father's partner on
January 1, 1881. C.G. Maybury & Son, as the firm was called, continued
until well past the turn of the century. In 1903-1904, Maybury was appointed a
specifications writer for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. After
that, he returned to Winona for a brief time, then departed for Seattle, WA, in
1904. He worked as architect for the Board of Education. Maybury died in
Seattle on May 5, 1928.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains photoreproductions of plans for the Ellsworth
Ara Sprague residence, located in Caledonia, MN; these include elevations,
floor plans and heating plans. In addition, there is a complete set of orignal
plans, in ink on linen, for the residence of Reverend Charles F. Garvin,
located on Englewood Ave. in St. Paul, MN. Rev. Garvin was afilliated with the
Minnesota [Methodist] Conference and the plans locate the house at "Hamline
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the
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Charles G. b. 1830 -- Archives
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- Architecture, Domestic --
Minnesota -- Caledonia -- Designs and plans