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Foss & Foss plans

Summary Information
Title: Foss & Foss plans
Dates: 1920
Creator: Foss, Andrew H., 1874-1921 and Foss, M. O. (Magnus O.) 1896-1988
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
Location: High Bay
Language: English
Collection Number: N 184
Collection contains the blueprints for a residence designed by Foss & Foss Architects.

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:

Foss & Foss plans (N 184), Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.

Biographical Note

Andrew H. Foss, a Norwegian immigrant born in 1874, was an architect in central Minnesota. In 1918, his architectural firm, Foss & Foss Architects, which he operated with his son Magnus, moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota. Andrew Foss died in 1921.

Magnus O. Foss, born in 1896, continued in St. Cloud and Minneapolis after his father's death, until 1962, when he moved his firm, Foss Associates Architecture Engineering & Interiors, to the Fargo-Moorhead area. M.O. Foss was the founder and national secretary-treasurer of the Society of American Registered Architects. M.O. Foss died in 1988.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains blueprints for the Mr. M.H. Rudd residence in Milaca, Minnesota, designed by Foss & Foss Architects.

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An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.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.
  • Foss, Andrew H., 1874-1921
  • Foss, M. O. (Magnus O.) 1896-1988
  • Foss & Foss, Architects
  • Architecture -- Designs and plans