Bush Memorial Library, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Bush Memorial Library

Address: 1536 Hewitt Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1970
Primary Style: International
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: Library
Current Function: Library
Architect or source of design: Hammel, Green, and Abrahamson
Builder: J. Steele Construction Co.
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Building Permit Number: 115378
First Owner: Hamline University
Part of the Site: Hamline University

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

Bush Memorial Library, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.967125° N, 93.16525° WLatitude: 44°58′1.65″N
Longitude: 93°9′54.9″W

The information provided here is from the 1983 Ramsey County Historical Society http://www.rchs.com and Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Historic Sites Survey:

Date of site visit 2/1/1982 by Fieldworker: R. Younger

Significant details: "Low-lying brick and cast concrete building with narrow rectangular windows arranged in horizontal bands and separated by narrow projecting strips of concrete. Glass and steel entrance."

Legal description: "Ward 10, Hamline Plat"

Historical background: "The Bush Memorial Library was constructed in 1970 at and estimated cost of $1,760,000. It was dedicated to the Archibald Granville Bush (1888-1966), one of the founders of Minnesota, Mining, and Manufacturing (3M) and a Chairman of the 3M Executive Committee. He was given an honorary Doctor of Law degree by Hamline University in 1956."

Statement of significance: "A sleek and functional library building designed by Hammel, Green, and Abrahamson, architects of several other buildings on the Hamline University campus."


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