Edwin H. Lundie (1886-1972)


Lundie, Edwin H.

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    born 10/13/1886; deceased 01/08/1972
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    St. Paul, MN

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1922-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1948

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Address listed in 1962 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1970 American Architects Directory

Biographical Information:
Contributed by Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
      Edwin Lundie was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on October 13, 1886. He attended grade school in Cedar Rapids from 1892 to 1899 and continued his education in Salem, South Dakota, after his family moved there while he was in high school. In 1904, Lundie came to St. Paul where he entered the firm of Gilbert & Holyoke as an unpaid apprentice. After Gilbert moved to New York in 1906, Lundie remained in Thomas Holyoke's employ until 1911, when he joined the office staff of Emmanuel Masqueray as a draftsman. While working for Masqueray, Lundie also attended his employer's atelier (1911-1914) and was active in the Gargoyle Club, a local training and social organization of architects.
     Following Masqueray's death in 1917, Lundie formed a partnership with Fred Slifer and Frank Abrahamson, two other draftsmen in the firm, to close out the unfinished commissions then in the office. By 1919, these had been completed and the partnership was amicably dissolved. Lundie opened his own office and Slifer and Abrahamson went into partnership as a separate firm. From 1919 until his death, Lundie maintained an office in Cass Gilbert's Endicott Building in St. Paul and specialized in prestigious residences for many of the city's wealthy citizens. Lundie died in St. Paul on January 8, 1972.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application, Fellowship nomination and related correspondence, request for emeritus (retired) status, notification of death.

Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
       Edwin H. Lundie Papers (N86)
      The collection represents the complete work of master draftsman and architect Edwin H. Lundie. Included are renderings, working drawings for his buildings, specifications, scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, and his architectural library of more then a hundred volumes.
For more information https://www.lib.umn.edu/naa