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1885 – Lumber Exchange Building, Minneapolis

Architect: Long & Kees


The Lumber Exchange was designed in 1885 by architects Franklin B. Long (1842-1912) and Frederick Kees (1852-1927). Designed in a Richardsonian Romanesque style, the Lumber Exchange was the first skyscraper in Minneapolis and one of the first fire-proof buildings in the country.

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Architect: E. Townsend Mix The Metropolitan Building, originally known as the Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building, is considered to be one...