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Edwin Hawley Hewitt

Edwin Hawley Hewitt, American architect. Fellow American Institute Architects.


  • Hewitt, Edwin Hawley was born on March 26, 1874 in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States. Son of Charles Nathaniel and Helen (Robinson) Hewitt.

  • Education

    • Student Hobart College, Geneva, New York, 1 year Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1896. Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, École des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1900-1904.


    • Practiced alone in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1904-1911, with Edwin Hacker Brown, 1911-1937. With Hewitt, Setter and Hamlin, since 1937. Architect St. Mark’s and Hennepin Avenue churches, McKnight and Metropolitan buildings, C. S. Pillsbury’s residence, Minneapolis School Fine Arts, Northwestern National Life Insurance Building, the Young Women's Christian Association Building, Northwestern Bell Telephone Building.

      President Minnesota State Art Society, 1915-1920. President Minneapolis Housing Commission, 1932-1933. Chief architectural supervisor Minnesota Federal Housing Administration, 1935-1936.

      Special architectural consultant Federal Housing Administration, 1938. Joint architect Summer Field Housing Development. Trustee Minneapolis Institute of Art.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Fellow American Institute Architects.


    • Married Caroline Christian, April. Children: Charles Christian, Helen (deceased), also (adopted) John Edwin, Mary, Elizabeth.
    • father: Charles Nathaniel Hewitt
    • mother: Helen (Robinson) Hewitt
    • spouse: Caroline Christian
    • children: Charles Christian Hewitt
    • Helen Hewitt (deceased)
    • also Hewitt (adopted) John Edwin
    • Mary Hewitt
    • Elizabeth Hewitt
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    Died August 11, 1939
    (aged 65)