Brunson, Emma

Emma Brunson

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Dates of Birth and Death


Years of practice


Professional organizations

  • Licensed in 1921

Location of architect’s archive

Northwest Architectural Archives at the University of Minnesota


Minnesota, residential


Career in Architecture

Emma Brunson (1887-1980) was an American architect. Brunson was from Minnesota and worked as a drafter for Augustus Gauger for 15 years before she opened her own firm in 1920. She became a certified architect in 1921. She did primarily residential work until her retirement in 1968. Brunson died in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1980.[1]

Major Buildings and Projects

  • Hugo Koch residence, Osceola Avenue between Albert and Hamline Avenues, Saint Paul, Minnesota (1923)
  • Emma Brunson residence, Maryland Street between Arcade and Mendota Streets, Saint Paul
  • Theodore Maier residence, 616 Gotzian, St. Paul (1926)
  • C.E. Smith residence, 673 Nebraska Avenue, St. Paul (1926)