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Architecture of Minnesota

06 February 2014

1915 – Museum of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: McKim, Mead & White Built on land donated by the Morrison family formerly occupied by their Villa Rosa mansion, the museum by McKim, Mead & White is one of the finest examples...

30 August 2012

1914 – Conservatory, Como Park, St. Paul, Minnesota

Architect: Frederick Nussbaumer Inspired in part by the landscape designs of H.W.S. Cleveland, Frederick Nussbaumer, Superintendent of Parks from 1891 to 1922, worked tirelessly to create an outdoor haven for the area’s urban...

06 February 2012

1889 – Post Office, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Mifflin E. Bell Fine Beaux-Arts post office building that was replaced by an art deco building on a different site in the early 1930s. Demolished in 1960. Designed under supervision of Mifflin...

08 July 2011

1889 – Small Hotel, Minneapolis

Architect: Harry Wild Jones Published in the American Architect and Building News. Harry Wild Jones was a Minneapolis based architect, who worked in Richardson’s Boston office, before staring practice on his own in...

06 July 2011

1889 – Residence, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: J.W. & F.D. Orff Designed for lawyer J. Frank Collom, who later the same year, confessed to forging client signatures to appropriate their funds to the tune of $227,000. At the time...

10 November 2010

2006 – Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Herzog & de Meuron The Walker Art Center is a contemporary art center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The Walker is considered one of the “big five” museums for modern art in...

10 November 2010

1883 – Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Railroad baron James J. Hill built the bridge in 1883 for his Great Northern Railway to allow for increased movement of people and goods across the Mississippi River. The Stone Arch Bridge...

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...

06 November 2010

1908 – National Farmer’s Bank, Owatonna, Minnesota

Architect: Louis Sullivan Designed by Louis Sullivan with decorative elements by George Elmslie, and was the first of Sullivan’s “jewel boxes”. The building is clad in red brick with green terra cotta bands,...