Frederick Kees

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Kees in an image published 1902
Historic Minneapolis City Hall designed by the firm Long and Kees (photo circa 1900)

Frederick G. Kees (April 9, 1852 – March 16, 1927) was an American architect notable for his work in Minnesota and partnerships with Franklin B. Long and Serenus Colburn.

Life and career[edit]

Kees was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 9, 1852. He joined the firm of E. G. Lind as an apprentice in 1865 and worked at the firm until 1878. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1878 and briefly worked with Leroy Buffington. He also partnered with Burnham W. Fisk for a few years under the name "Kees and Fisk".[1] In 1885, Kees partnered with Franklin B. Long to form the architectural firm Long and Kees. After designing more than 13 buildings (including the Minneapolis City Hall), Kees ended the partnership.[2] He then went on to partner with Serenus Colburn to create the firm Kees and Colburn which survived until 1925, the year of Colburn's death.[3] Kees died two years later, on March 16, 1927.[1]

Kees is considered to be one of Minneapolis’ foremost architects by the Minneapolis Heritage and Preservation Commission.[4]

Notable and historically significant works by Fredrick G. Kees[edit]

Through the firm of Kees and Fisk:

Through the firm of Long and Kees:

Through the firm of Kees and Colburn:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lathrop, Alan K. (2010). Minnesota Architects: A Biographical Dictionary. University of Minnesota Press. 
  2. ^ "Long and Kees". 2007. 
  3. ^ "Kees and Colburn". 2007. 
  4. ^ "Minneapolis HPC; Fredrick Kees and Serenus Colburn". City of Minneapolis; Heritage and Preservation Commission. September 2011. Retrieved April 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Minneapolis City Hall". City of Minneapolis; Heritage and Preservation Commission. November 2011. Retrieved April 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Masonic Temple (Minneapolis)". City of Minneapolis; Heritage and Preservation Commission. November 2011. Retrieved April 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "Flour Exchange Building (Minneapolis)". City of Minneapolis; Heritage and Preservation Commission. March 2011. Retrieved April 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "Staff Report — 1721 University Ave SE" (PDF). City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development. 
  9. ^ "Grain Exchange Building (Minneapolis)". City of Minneapolis; Heritage and Preservation Commission. March 2011. Retrieved April 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "Northern Implement Company". City of Minneapolis; Heritage and Preservation Commission. March 2011. Retrieved April 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ "Advance Thresher/Emerson-Newton Implement Company Building". City of Minneapolis; Heritage and Preservation Commission. March 2011. Retrieved April 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ a b c d e f National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.