George W. Orff

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George W. Orff was an American architect of Bangor, Maine and Minnesota.[1]

Orff was born in Bangor on March 3, 1835 and died on March 11, 1908. He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine. In 1861, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study architecture, returning to Bangor ten years later. In 1878, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2]

His largest Bangor work may have been the Adams-Pickering Block, a Second Empire-style commercial block which was built in 1873.

He worked together with his architect brother Fremont D. Orff, who also partnered with Edgar E. Joralemon as Orff & Joraleman.[3]

A number of his works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Works include (with attribution):


  1. ^ Deborah Thompson, Bangor, Maine, 1769-1914: An Architectural History (Orono: University of Maine Press, 1988)
  2. ^ George E. Warner; Charles M. Foote; Edward Duffield Neill; John Fletcher Williams (1881). History of Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis. p. 608. 
  3. ^ George W. Orff may also have partnered with Joralemon Archived October 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.