Harvey Ellis, Albert Levering draughtsmen
Edgar E. Joralemon

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There are those (1) who believe that Harvey Ellis and Albert Levering were the same person. I do not believe that they were the same person and I think that Edgar E. Joralemon should get credit for more building designs than he does while he worked for LS Buffington or the Off Brothers.

I agree with Paul Clifford Larson:

“Several Buffington projects traditionally attributed to Harvey Ellis were done while Ellis was elsewhere and Joralemon was in the office.
(1) The long shadow of Harvey Ellis by Roger G. Kennedy 1966 Minnesota Historical Society
The most important of these, the F. C. Pillsbury House, the L. S. Tainter House, and the Tainter Memorial Building in Menomonie (Wis), possess several earmarks of Joralemon’s work, particularly in their idiosyncratic fusion of Byzantine and French Renaissance detailing. In addition, drawings of the first two in Joralemon’s hand survive in the Northwest Architectural Archives in St. Paul (MN).”

Paul Clifford Larson, 1988 From Dr. HE Holmes House, 1887 NRHP nomination sec 8 p 3

Edgar E. Joralemon in Minneapolis/St. Paul
City Directories 1888-1898
Research by Charles D. Test

Leroy S Buffington draughtsmen:
Edgar E Joralemon:
1876, 1882-83-84, 1890-91
Harvey C Ellis:
1888-89
Orff & Joralemon draughtsmen:
Albert Levering 1893-94-95
Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota
City Directories 1888-1898
Research by Charles D Test
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joralemon drawings

Fred C Pillsbury House, 1888
303 South 10th Street
Minneapolis, MINNESOTA
Architect: LS Buffington
Cost: $18,000
TORN DOWN
Pen & Ink Drawing:
signed by EE Joralemon del (lower left)
LS Buffington Collection (NW Arch Archives)

LS Tainter House, 1890
Menomonie, WISCONSON
Architect: LS Buffington
STANDING 2005
EE Joralemon del
Pen & Ink Drawing:
signed by EE Joralemon del (lower left)
American Architect & Building News
Aug 30, 1890 (CDT Collection)

Pillsbury Hall, 1890 Mpls?
Architect: LS Buffington
Pen & Ink Drawing:
signed by EE Joralemon, del (lower right)
(NW Arch Archives) ?Built ?


Style comparisons of
Harvey C. Ellis drawings Albert L. Levering drawings

Monument, 1888
Pen and Ink by Harvey Ellis
Architect: LS Buffington
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pen & Ink Drawing:
Western Architect July 1912
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Competition Design
State University Library, 1894
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
Architect, Builder & Decorator Vol 8 No 6 June 1894

AG Kennedy House, 1888
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect: LS Buffington
Pen & Ink Drawing:
American Architect & Building News Nov 3, 1888
(CDT Collection)
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Residence, 1893
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
(Mpls Library History Collection)

Charles A Pillsbury House, 1888
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect: LS Buffington
Pen & Ink Drawing:
American Architect & Building News
Dec 29, 1888
(CDT Collection)
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SC Tooker House, 1893
820 Summit Avenue, Lowry Hill
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del 1889
(Mpls Library History Collection)
Drawing same AL: Architect Builder & Decorator
Vol 8 No 7 July 1894 (MN His Society)



EEJ-Ellis-LSB draw Tower-draw-88.jpg
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Barnes Block, 1893
Eau Claire, WISCONSIN 21 Barstow Street
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
Orff & Joralemon office brochure
(Mpls Library History Collection)


Four Towers, 1888
Architect: LS Buffington
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pen & Ink Drawing: Western Architect 1912
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Fargo (ND) IOOF Hall PROPOSAL, 1893
Fargo, NORTH DAKOTA (Broadway & 1st Ave. N)
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del

Tenement Block for Henry W James
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1889 (Eau Claire?)
Architect: GW & FD Orff
Pen & Ink Drawing:
Inland Architect & News Record Oct 1889
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Hotel Crookston, 1893
Crookston, MINNESOTA
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: No 2 Albert Levering del
(sep: MN His Society)


Additional Ellis drawings

Pillsbury Hall, 1887
Architect: LS Buffington
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pen & Ink Drawing: Western Architect 1913

Buffet & Music Gallery, 1888
Pen and Ink by Harvey Ellis
Architect: LS Buffington
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pen & Ink Drawing:
Western Architect July 1912

Biography of Harvey Ellis

Samuel C Gale House, 1888
1530 Harmon Place Minneapolis, MN
Architect: Leroy S Buffington
Pen & Ink Drawing:
Signed by Harvey Ellis del (lower left)
Northwestern Architect Vol 7 No 10 Oct 1889
(U of M NW Architectural Archives)

Samuel C Gale House, 1888
1530 Harmon Place Minneapolis, MN
Architect: Leroy S Buffington
(Mpls History Collection)

Samuel C Gale House, 1888
1530 Harmon Place Minneapolis, MN
Architect: Leroy S Buffington
4178 Minneapolis
(CDT Collection)


Additional Levering drawings

Seba S Brown House, 1894
1400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
Architect Builder & Decorator
Vol 8 No 9 Sept 1894

Residence, 1893
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
(Mpls Library History Collection)

Samuel H Hall House, 1893
501 Ridgewood Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
Orff & Joralemon office brochure
(Mpls Library History Collection)

Residence
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
(Mpls Library History Collection)

Residence
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
(Mpls Library History Collection)

School House No. Two 1894
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
(Mpls Library History Collection)

School House Ten Rooms
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
(Mpls Library History Collection)

School House No. One 1894
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
(Mpls Library History Collection)

School House Ten Rooms
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
(Mpls Library History Collection)

Apartment House 1894
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del

Montevideo (MN)
City Hall & Fire Station, 1894
Montevideo, MINNESOTA,
cor Main ST & Sheridan AVE
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Pen & Ink Drawing: Albert Levering del
Architect, Builder & Decorator May 1894

Court House, 1893
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Drawing: Albert Levering del
Orff & Joralemon office brochure
(Mpls Library History Collection)

Bayfield County Court House, 1894
Washburn, WISCONSIN 117 East 5th Street
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Drawing: Albert Levering del
Arch Builder & Decorator Vol 8 No 8 Aug 1894 (MN His Soc)

Court House No 8, 1894
Architect: Orff & Joralemon
Drawing: Albert Levering del
Orff & Joralemon office brochure
(Mpls Library History Collection)