Karl Eastman Humphrey (1914-1974)


Humphrey, Karl Eastman

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 1/25/1914
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    MN

AIA Affiliation

Not a member of the AIA.

Biographical Sources

Biographical Information:
Contributed by Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
Both Collis Hardenbergh and Karl Humphrey came to Minnesota in the 1930s and worked as draftsmen for McEnary & Krafft, Minneapolis before forming their own architectural firm in 1947.
Karl Humphrey was born in El Reno, Oklahoma on January 25, 1914, and graduated from Yale University in 1935 with a degree in architecture. In 1938, he graduated from the same institution with a degree in fine arts. From 1939 to 1941, he was in the office of McEnary & Krafft in Minneapolis, then practiced alone until about 1947 when he joined Hardenbergh in partnership. The firm specialized in the design of single family residences, many of them in the Lake Minnetonka area west of Minneapolis. Humphrey died in 1974, after which Hardenbergh maintained the practice until his death four years later.

Related Records

Partner of Collis Morgan Hardenbergh

Archival Holdings

Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
       Humphrey and Hardenbergh papers (N 66)
       Collection is composed of floor plans, elevations and details on 2 reels of 35mm microfilm for more than 150 prestigious residences, designed by the architectural firm of Humphrey and Hardenbergh.
       For more information https://www.lib.umn.edu/naa