E. L. Masqueray (1861-1917)


Masqueray, E. L. (Emmanuel Louis)

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    born 9/10/1861; deceased 5/26/1917
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    NY; MN

This record has not been verified for accuracy.

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1906-decease

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970)
Biographical Information:
Contributed by Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
      Emmanuel Louis Masqueray was born in Dieppe, France, on September 10, 1861. He studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1879 to 1884, receiving several awards for his designs. He immigrated to the United States in 1887 to work for the firm of Carrere & Hastings in New York City. Five years later, he joined the office of Richard Morris Hunt, where he helped design many notable buildings including the Breakers for William Vanderbilt in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1897 he left the Hunt office to work for Warren & Wetmore, also in New York City. Four years later he was appointed Chief of Design at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, a position he held for three years. He resigned shortly after the fair opened in 1904 and was asked by Archbishop John Ireland of St. Paul to come to Minnesota and design a new cathedral for the city.
Masqueray arrived in St. Paul in 1905 and remained there until his death. He designed about two dozen parish churches for Catholic and Protestant congregations in the Upper Midwest as well as three more cathedrals, of which two were built in Wichita, Kansas, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He also designed a few residences and several parochial schools, all for the Catholic archdiocese of St. Paul. Masqueray died in St. Paul on May 26, 1917.
Journal of the American Institute of Architects, death notice June 1917 and obituary July 1917

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership application, related correspondence. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.
Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
       Emmanuel Louis Masqueray collection (N 12)
      Collection includes working drawings, blueprints, copies of a floor plan, a perspective and an elevation for three churches and an original signed watercolor painting, all by Emmanuel Masqueray.
For more information https://www.lib.umn.edu/naa