Fred A. Slifer (1885-1948)


Slifer, Fred A.

Variant Names

Slifer, Frederick

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    1885-1948
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    St. Paul, MN

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1920-1931

Biographical Sources

Biographical Information:
Contributed by Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
      Frederick Slifer was born in St. Paul on May 9, 1885. He received no formal training in architecture beyond attending the atelier of Emmanuel Masqueray in St. Paul, for whom he worked as a draftsman for several years. Upon the death of Masqueray in 1917, Slifer and two colleagues, Frank Abrahamson and Edwin Lundie, formed a practice to complete the commissions that were underway in the Masqueray office. They finished this business in 1919 and the firm dissolved. Slifer and Abrahamson continued in partnership until Slifer's death in 1948.
Slifer and Abrahamson specialized in church architecture and were among the foremost designers in this field in St. Paul.

Related Records

Partner of Frank Abrahamson

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application, resignation.

Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
      Slifer and Abrahamson papers (N 11)
      Collection includes drawings for five churches in Minnesota, designed by Frederick Slifer and Frank Abrahamson.
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