Charles Buechner (1859-1924)


Buechner, Charles

Personal Information

Birth/Death:     b. Apr. 27, 1859
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
The firm of Buechner & Orth was formed in 1902 by the partnership of Charles Buechner and Henry Orth. Buechner was born in Darmstadt, Germany, on April 27, 1859. He was educated in Switzerland, France, and Germany, ending his training at Solothurn, Switzerland. He came to St. Paul in 1874 and became a surveyor with the St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Manitoba Railway and later with the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. In the latter he was employed in the Tracks, Bridges, and Buildings Department until 1883. He worked and studied architecture in the office of Clarence H. Johnston, a prominent St. Paul architect, until 1892, when he entered into a partnership with John H. Jacobsen, which was terminated with the latter's death in 1902. Buechner then became a partner of Henry Orth until his own death in St. Paul in 1924.

Related Records

Partner of Henry W. Orth

Archival Holdings

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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