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This month, Dr. Nadja Zgonik of the University of Ljubljana has been at Augsburg studying the life and work of John Jager, a Slovenian-born architect who 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 at the University of Minnesota and especially in an extensive collection sent to Slovenia about fifty years ago.
Professor Zgonik will discuss Jager’s early work and the Slovenian archive, including interesting views of a number of Minnesota projects. Her talk will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 26, in Hagfors 150. The event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.