Fred A. Slifer (1885-1948)
Slifer, Fred A.
Occupation: American architect
Location: St. Paul, MN
Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1920-1931
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.
Partner of Frank Abrahamson
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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