Jarvis Hunt (August 6, 1863 - June 15, 1941) was a "renowned Chicago architect" who designed a wide array of buildings, including train stations, suburban estates, industrial buildings, clubhouses and other structures.
Hunt was born in Weathersfield, Vermont, the son of attorney, farmer and photography pioneer Col. Leavitt Hunt and his wife Katherine (Jarvis) Hunt, and was a nephew of noted New York City architect Richard Morris Hunt and his brother, Boston painter William Morris Hunt. Jarvis Hunt was a graduate of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He had a passion for golf and qualified for the 1904 Olympics Golf Team. Hunt later designed the clubhouses of several clubs including the National Golf Links of America Golf Course, of which Hunt was a founding member, and the Chicago Golf Club.
However most of his projects are associated with the United States Midwest. Hunt based his architectural firm in Chicago's Monadnock Building.
Hunt retired to his home in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1927. He and his wife, the former M. Louise Coleman, had two children: Louisa Hunt McMurtry and Jarvis Hunt, Jr. Jarvis Hunt and his wife later divorced, and he was awarded custody of his two children.
- Vermont Building, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
- Arbor Lodge, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 1903
- Naval Station Great Lakes, 39 original buildings, 1903-1927
- Union Pacific headquarters, Omaha, Nebraska, 1910
- Indianapolis News Building, 1910 (National Register)
- Kansas City Star Building 1910 (National Register)
- Joliet Union Station, 1911-13 (National Register)
- Union Station (Kansas City), 1913 (National Register)
- Commerce Trust Building, Kansas City, Missouri, 1914 (National Register)
- Ayers Bank Building, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1914 (National Register)
- Union Station (Dallas), 1914-1916 (National Register)
- Newark Museum, 1923–26
- Chicago Golf Club Clubhouse, Wheaton, Illinois
- Bamberger's Department Store, Newark, New Jersey
- National Golf Links of America Clubhouse, Southampton, New York
- Walden, Estate of Cyrus H. McCormick II, Lake Forest, Illinois, 1896 (main house demolished, 1950s)
- Restoring Historic Union Station in Kansas City, The New York Times, 8 February 1998
- to a member of the Hunt family of Vermont. Vermont's Building - World Columbia Exposition - Retrieved July 12, 2008
- Annals of Brattleboro, Vol. II, Chapter LXIX, Biographical Sketches
- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Culture Comes to Kansas City by Kristie C. Wolferman - University of Missouri Press - 1993 ISBN 0-8262-0908-4
- Union Station, Kansas City, National Register of Historic Places Inventory, United States Department of the Interior
- The National Golf Links of America, The American Golfer, Vol. IV, No. 8, August 1910
- National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Commerce Trust Company Building, United States Department of the Interior
- JARVIS HUNT WINS CHILDREN, The Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan 1910
- Jarvis Hunt Buildings - math.uic.edu - Retrieved July 13, 2008
- dupagehistory.org - Retrieved July 12, 2008
- "JARV1S HUNT; Architect Erected the Vermont Building at '93 Chicago Fair". New York Times. June 17, 1941. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
- Jarvis Hunt, architect, Biography
- Jarvis Hunt, List of Works
- Proposal for the Reorganization of the Railway Terminals of Chicago, An Address Before the City Club of Chicago, June 5, 1913, by Jarvis Hunt, Architect
- The Colony at the Chicago Golf Club, Wheaten and unincorporated DuPage County (Jarvis Hunt, c. 1898–1916), Landmarks Illinois