Recent Opportunities


John Jager: A Slovenian Architect in Minnesota

  • Dates: 26 – 26 Sep, 2018
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 pm at Augsburg University

Hagfors Center 150, 700 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

Known to us for his design of the Church of St. Bernard in St. Paul, his early city planning work in Minneapolis, and his collaborations with William Gray Purcell and E. H. Hewitt, John Jager had a long and interesting career in Minnesota, from his 1902 arrival until his death in 1959.

Educated in Vienna in the 1890s, Jager worked in Europe and Asia before coming to Minneapolis. His fascinating life is chronicled in materials at the Northwest Architectural Archives and especially in an extensive collection sent to Slovenia by Selma Jager about fifty years ago.

Professor Nadja Zgonik will discuss Jager’s early work and the Slovenian archive, including interesting views of a number of Minnesota projects.
Dr. Zgonik is visiting the Twin Cities as part of an exchange program with Augsburg University.

Co-sponsored by Augsburg and the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

Free and open to the public

Parking is available at the University of Minnesota ramp at 21st Ave. S. and 4th Street.  Street parking may also be available.  


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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