Christopher Adam Boehme (1865-1916)


Boehme, Christopher Adam

Personal Information

Birth/Death:     b. 1/16/1865; d. 11/24/1916
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
Christopher Adam Boehme was born on January 16, 1865 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a builder and contractor and completed the special course in architecture offered by the University of Minnesota, the only available architectural training in the area before the establishment of the School of Architecture at the University in 1916. For 14 years, Boehme worked with architect Warren Dunnell. Christopher Boehme died on November 24, 1916.
In 1903, Boehme and Victor Cordella formed the Boehme & Cordella architectural firm. The partnership lasted eight years and was noted for producing a number of notable church designs, including St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Browerville) and Our Lady of Lourdes (Little Falls). The most well known structure designed during their partnership was the Swan Turnblad residence, now the American Swedish Institute (1903-1907).

Related Records

Partner of Victor Cordella.

Archival Holdings

Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
     Boehme and Cordella collection (N 203)
     Collection contains the blueprints for the Minneapolis Brewing Company (Grain Belt Brewery) warehouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
     For more information https://www.lib.umn.edu/naa