Jarvis Hunt

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Union Station in Kansas City
National Golf Links of America
Union Station, Joliet, Illinois
Mrs. Jarvis Hunt at a Chicago horse show, 1908

Jarvis Hunt (August 6, 1863 - June 15, 1941) was a "renowned Chicago architect"[1] who designed a wide array of buildings, including train stations, suburban estates, industrial buildings, clubhouses and other structures.

Hunt was born in Weathersfield, Vermont,[2] the son of attorney, farmer and photography pioneer Col. Leavitt Hunt and his wife Katherine (Jarvis) Hunt,[3] and was a nephew of noted New York City architect Richard Morris Hunt[4] and his brother, Boston painter William Morris Hunt. Jarvis Hunt was a graduate of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[5]

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,[6] 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.[7] Jarvis Hunt and his wife later divorced, and he was awarded custody of his two children.[8]


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