Oliver G. Traphagen (1854-1932)
Traphagen, Oliver G.
Birth/Death: born 9/13/1854; deceased 10/21/1932
Occupation: American architect
Location (state): MN; CA
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Member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1889-decease
Fellow of The American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1889. (On the merger of the Western Association of Architects with The American Instute of Architects in 1889, all AIA members were made Fellows because WAA members were known as Fellows.)
Contributed by Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
Oliver Traphagen was born in Tarrytown, New York on September 3, 1854. He moved with his family to St. Paul in the 1870s and became an apprentice in the office of architect George Wirth. Traphagen relocated to Duluth in 1882 and worked as a carpenter and architect during the 1880s. In 1890, he became a partner of Francis Fitzpatrick and the two men practiced together until Fitzpatrick moved to Washington, D.C. in 1896. Traphagen continued to practice in Duluth for two more years and then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. He maintained a successful practice there until 1907, and then moved to Alameda, California. Traphagen retired about 1925 and died in Alameda on October 21, 1932.
Partner of Franics Willford Fitzpatrick
The American Institute of Architects
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Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
Traphagen and Fitzpatrick papers (N 96)
Collection contains the blueprints for the Torrey Building, in Duluth, Minnesota, designed by the architectural firm of Traphagen and Fitzpatrick.
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