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John Johnsen Wangenstein
John Johnsen Wangensten (10.12.1856 i Valdres - 24.7.1942 i Duluth, Minnesota) var sønn av lensmann i Vang i Valdres, John Larsen Wangenstein og Ingrid Jørgensdatter. Gift 1899 med Gertrude Smith. Barn: John S. Wangenstein, Gertrude U. Wangenstein, Victor Carl Wangenstein (30.4.1903- 31.3.1969), Olga Wangenstein.

John Wangensten ble utdannet ved Trondhjems tekniske læreanstalt 1880, bygningsteknisk linje. 1882-84 ingeniør i forskjellige stillinger i Amerika, 1884-87 ved arkitektkontor i Wirth, St. Paul, Minnesota. 1887-89 1.ste assistent i samme forretning i Duluth. Etablerte egen arkitektforretning i Duluth 1890. Arkitekt for St. Louis County Court House, De-Witt size building,likeså for postkontoret i Duluth [1] , The Aftenro Building on [2] 1423 N. 19th Ave], Hibbing Public Library, samt for en rekke privathus.


WANGENSTEIN, John J. (1858-1942), a leading architect in Duluth, Minn. was credited with the design of a substantial stone residence for F. Morton Morse, Roslyn Avenue, WINNIPEG, MAN., 1902-03. Morse was a partner in Miller, Morse & Co., one of the largest wholesale hardware distributors in Western Canada. He initially hired J.H.G. Russell in 1902 as the local supervising architect for the commission, but the plans came from Duluth, and are credited to Wangenstein in the Western Architect [Minneapolis], xi, May 1908, illus.

Wangenstein was born in Valders, Norway in 1858 and educated at Trondheim, Norway. He emigrated to the United States in 1883 and maintained an office in Duluth under his own name, and was briefly in partnership with William E. Baillie (1892-95). His major works there include the Duluth Dry Goods & Provisions Block (1893), the Masonic Temple (1904), and the DeWitt-Seitz Building (1911). He also served as local project architect to Daniel H. Burnham on the design and construction of the St. Louis County Courthouse, Duluth (1909). Wangenstein died on 23 July 1942 (obit. Duluth News Tribune, 24 July 1942, 1; inf. Linda Rau, Duluth Public Library)

This home was originally designed by John Wangenstein in 1860 as the water intake pump house for the City of Duluth but was abandoned when the new pump house was built on Scenic Highway 61 in 1897.
Vannpumpehus for Duluth, tegnet av John Johnsen Wangensten
The MacGegor House, 2117 Jefferson Street, tegnet av John Johnsen Wangensten

Kilde

  • O. Alstad. Trondhjemsteknikernes matrikkel 1875-1915.
  • O. Alstad. Tillegg til Trondhjemsteknikernes matrikkel 1932
  • Johs. Wong-Norske utvandrere og forretningslivet i Amerika
  • Vang prestekontor, Valdres, Ministerialbok nr. 6, 1846-1864, s. 48