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Edwin Hawley Hewitt

architect

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Architects.

Connections

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