Henry W. Orth (1866-1946)
Orth, Henry W.
Birth/Death: b. Apr. 14, 1866; d. Mar. 5, 1946
Occupation: American architect
Location (state): MN
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Member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1923-1944
Contributed by Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
The firm of Buechner & Orth was formed in 1902 by the partnership of Charles Buechner and Henry Orth. Henry Orth was born in Norway on April 14, 1866. He came to the U.S. at an unknown date and was educated in a business college (location unknown). He became a partner of Frank W. Kinney in Austin, Minnesota in 1895, and in 1902 joined Charles Buechner in partnership in St. Paul. The firm specialized in designing courthouses and theaters throughout the Midwest and was one of the most successful architectural practices of its day in the area. Orth died in St. Paul on March 5, 1946.
Partner of Charles Buechner
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Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis Buechner & Orth papers (N 58)
The collection contains orginal drawings and some specifications for many Buechner and Orth projects plus some from the Buechner & Jacobsen practice. Among the buildings documented with plans are the St. Paul Labor Temple (1922), Lagoon Theatre (Minneapolis, 1915), several buildings for Luther Seminary in St. Paul (1921, 1923), the Henry Orth residence (St. Paul, 1915), Shriners' Hospital (Minneapolis, 1922). In addition, there are drawings for 19 courthouses in Minnesota and the Dakotas (1907-1926), and plans of nearly 100 residences.
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