Jarvis Hunt

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Jarvis Hunt
Born(1863-08-06)August 6, 1863
DiedJune 15, 1941(1941-06-15) (aged 77)
Alma materHarvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Spouse(s)M. Louise Coleman
ChildrenLouise Hunt McMurtry Cilley
Jarvis Hunt, Jr.
Parent(s)Leavitt Hunt
Katherine (Jarvis) Hunt
BuildingsKansas City Union Station
Joliet Union Station
ProjectsNational Golf Links of America Golf Course
Chicago Golf Club

Jarvis Hunt (August 6, 1863 - June 15, 1941) was a 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] and graduated from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[3]

He had a passion for golf and qualified for the 1904 Olympics Golf Team, but failed to make the cut. Hunt later designed the clubhouses of several clubs including the National Golf Links of America Golf Course, of which he was a founding member,[4] and the Chicago Golf Club.[5]

Most of his projects are associated with the United States Midwest, including the Kansas City Union Station and the Joliet Union Station.[6] Hunt based his architectural firm in Chicago's Monadnock Building.[7][8]

Hunt retired to his home in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1927. He died on June 15, 1941 in St. Petersburg.[5]

Family life[edit]

Mrs. Jarvis Hunt at a Chicago horse show, 1908

Hunt was the son of attorney, farmer and photography pioneer Colonel Leavitt Hunt and his wife, Katherine (Jarvis) Hunt.[9] His uncles were New York City architect Richard Morris Hunt[10] and Boston painter William Morris Hunt, and his grandfather was U.S. Congressman Jonathan Hunt.[11]

Hunt and his wife, the former M. Louise Coleman, had two children: Louisa Hunt McMurtry and Jarvis Hunt, Jr.[12] Jarvis Hunt and his wife later divorced, and he was awarded custody of his two children.[13]




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  2. ^ "The Dream City: The Vermont Building".
  3. ^ "Union Station, Kansas City, National Register of Historic Places Inventory, United States Department of the Interior" (PDF).
  4. ^ "The National Golf Links of America, The American Golfer, Vol. IV, No. 8, August 1910" (PDF).
  5. ^ a b "Jarvis Hunt". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "Jarvis Hunt, architect". University of Illinois at Chicago. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  7. ^ Western architect (1917). The Western Architect, Volumes 25-26. Western architect, Incorporated. p. 72.
  8. ^ Chicago Architectural Club (1910). Annual of the Chicago Architectural Club. Chicago Architectural Club. p. 1.
  9. ^ "Annals of Brattleboro, Vol. II, Chapter LXIX, Biographical Sketches".
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ "Michigan Boulevard Building". Designslinger. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  12. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Commerce Trust Company Building, United States Department of the Interior" (PDF).
  13. ^ "Archives: Chicago Tribune - JARVIS HUNT WINS CHILDREN".
  14. ^ Gibbs, Donna M. (April 3, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form" (PDF). State Historic Preservation Office. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  15. ^ "hunt".
  16. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "Macy's Department Store, Newark - 121302 - EMPORIS".
  17. ^ "Jarvis Hunt: works".

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