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Carl Stravs Collection

Summary Information
Title: Carl Stravs Collection
Dates: 1933, 1938
Creator: Stravs, Carl
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
Location: High Bay
Language: English
Collection Number: N 131
Collection contains blueprints and plans for buildings designed by architect Carl Stravs.

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:

Carl Stravs papers (N 131), Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


The collection is organized alphabetically by commission name.

Biographical Note

Carl B. Stravs was an architect in Minneapolis, Minnesota during the 20th century. From 1905-1909, he partnered with John Jager, with whom he patented a pipe-making machine in 1904. Stravs designed many residences and churches in the Minneapolis area, including the Emil Geist residence and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at the University of Minnesota.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is composed of blueprints by Carl B. Stravs for the Church Home of Minnesota addition, located at 1879 Feronia Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as plans for the Wright residence at Lake Carlos, Alexandria, Minnesota.

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An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.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.
  • Stravs, Carl -- Archives
  • Architecture -- Minnesota -- Designs and plans