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Architecture of Minnesota

05 November 2010

1915 – St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, Minnesota

Architect: Emmanuel Louis Masqueray

08 November 2010

1915 – St. Mary’s Basilica, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Emmanuel Louis Masqueray By the early years of the twentieth century, Minneapolis was a flourishing city. The Falls of St. Anthony was instrumental in establishing the city as one of the world’s...

04 November 2010

1917 – Minnesota Judicial Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Architect: The Minnesota Judicial Center, adjacent to the State Capitol, houses the state’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as the state law library. It is listed on the National Register...

26 January 2015

1921 – Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Opened October 16, 1921, originally named the Hennepin Theater. The theater actually consists of two separate structures: a long, fingerlike lobby that extends back from a narrow facade along Hennepin Avenue, and the...

26 January 2015

1921 – State Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: J.E.O. Pridmore When the State Theatre opened in 1921, it was considered the most technologically advanced and elaborate theatre in the United States. It was designed by Chicago architect J.E.O. Pridmore in...

23 November 2009

1929 – Foshay Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Magney & Tusler The Foshay was designed by Léon Eugène Arnal, chief designer for the architects Magney & Tusler, later known as Setter, Leach & Lindstrom. Modeled after the Washington Monument, the...

19 November 2009

1932 – Qwest Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architects: Hewitt & Brown Designed by Rhodes Robertson of the Minneapolis firm of Hewitt & Brown, the Qwest Building is characteristic of American skyscraper design between the world wars, with subdued horizontal lines...

17 September 2009

1932 – St. Paul City Hall, Minnesota

Architect: Holabird & Root Built between 1930 and 1932 and designed by architects Holabird and Root of Chicago, and Ellerbe and Company of Saint Paul, the building is Art Deco in style. In...

03 November 2010

1935 – 360 Wabasba Street, St. Paul, Minnesota

Architect: Now part of the Ecolab campus, this is a fine corner building in an Art Deco design.


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