A. H. Stem (1856-1931)


Stem, A. H. (Allen H.)

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 28 January 1856 – d. 19 May 1931
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Indianapolis, IN; Saint Paul, MN

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1918-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)
Entry under Reed and Stem in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)

Biographical Information:
Contributed by Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
Allen Stem was born in Van Wert, Ohio on January 28, 1856. He was educated at the Indianapolis Art School and practiced from 1876 to 1884 with his father, J.H. Stem, in the same city. He then joined Edgar J. Hodgson in partnership in St. Paul in 1884, a practice which lasted until Stem joined Charles Reed in practice in 1891. Reed & Stem became one of the most successful architectural firms in St. Paul. After Reed's death, Stem continued his practice with Roy H. Haslund until his retirement in 1920. Stem died in St. Paul on May 19, 1931.

Related Records

Partner of Charles A. Reed

Reed & Stem (firm)

Partner of Roy Haslund

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application, correspondence related to membership, chapter transfer. The brochures, plans, and photographs submitted with the application were returned to the applicants at the time. AIA records indicate that A. H. Stem and his brother applied for AIA membership in 1884, but did not follow through.

Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
      Reed and Stem papers (N 16)
      Collection contains renderings of residences and buildings designed by architects Charles Reed and Allen Stem.
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