Ernest Haley, son of notable master architect Joseph Haley, was born in Malone, New York, on September 25, 1867. His family moved to Minnesota later that year and settled in Minneapolis in 1873. Haley was educated in the Minneapolis public school system and studied architecture with his father. In 1897 he started working in his fathers’ firm. After his father’s death in 1904, Haley continued to work in private practice. Nearly 60 known extant buildings are attributed to the work of Ernest C. Haley in Minneapolis. He is especially noted for designing approximately 35 single family residences in the Lowry Hill Neighborhood. Haley’s work garnered the attention of newspapers and professional journals throughout his career. Haley’s known work includes places of worship, single and multiple family residential dwellings, commercial, and industrial buildings in a variety of architectural styles.