Joseph Bell DeRemer
Joseph Bell DeRemer (1871–1944), who lived and worked in Grand Forks, North Dakota, was one of the finest architects in North Dakota. Some of the important works produced by him or his firm, which included his son Samuel Teel DeRemer, include the President's House at the University of North Dakota, the Masonic Temple, and the Art Moderne United Lutheren Church and North Dakota State Capitol skyscraper. Joseph DeRemer also designed houses in the Grand Forks Near Southside Historic District, most notably the Tudor Revival house presently located at 521 South Sixth Street off Reeves Drive. His significant works include a number of buildings that are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Joseph Bell DeRemer was born in New Jersey on September 14, 1871 and studied one year at Columbia University. He married Elizabeth M. DeRemer (1872 - February. 10, 1965) in New Jersey. They were the parents of Samuel Teel DeRemer. He died on February 16, 1944, in Grand Forks and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Forks, North Dakota. His wife and son were later buried next to him.
The DeRemers also had a daughter, Dolores, who was a pianist and married William Pendry Bidelman.
Samuel Teel DeRemer
Works by Joseph Bell DeRemer by year include:
- Oxford House, University of North Dakota campus, 1902
- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 404 DeSmet St., now 312 2nd Ave., S.W;, Rugby, North Dakota
- New Hampshire Apartments, 105 N. 3rd St., Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1904
- George B. Clifford House, 406 Reeves Dr., Grand Forks, North Dakota, first floor redesign and addition, 1906
- Joseph Bell DeRemer House, 625 Belmont Rd., Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1906
- Dickinson (Carnegie Area) Public Library, 139 3rd St. W., Dickinson, North Dakota
- Franklin School, 308 Second St. SW, Jamestown, North Dakota
- One or more properties included in Grand Forks Near Southside Historic District, Roughly bounded by ND 697, Red River, 13th Ave. and Cottonwood St., Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Masonic Temple, 413-421 Bruce Ave, 1913
- St. Catherine's Church of Lomice, North Dakota, 4 mi. W and 2 mi. S of jct. ND 35 and Cty Rte 15 Whitman, North Dakota
- K.J. Taralseth Company, 427 N. Main St. Warren, M, Minnesota
- United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St. (with his son Samuel T. DeRemer), 1931–41
- B'nai Israel Synagogue, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1937
- Roberts, Dr. Norene A. (1983-06-09). "Joseph Bell DeRemer House". National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- "papers". University of North Dakota.
- Stephen R. Hoffbeck (December 1990). "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: United Lutheran Church". National Park Service. and Accompanying seven photos, exterior and interior, from 1946, 1974, and 1991