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Architecture of Minnesota

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,...

05 November 2010

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

Architect: Emmanuel Louis Masqueray

05 November 2010

1902 – Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Architect: Willoughby J. Edbrooke St. Paul’s historic Landmark Center, completed in 1902, originally served as the United States Post Office, Court House, and Custom House for the state of Minnesota. It was designed...

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...

04 November 2010

1910 – St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Edwin Hawley Hewitt

04 November 2010

1888 – First Congregational Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Warren H. Hayes In 1886 it laid the cornerstone of its present building. Built of red sandstone in Gothic-Romanesque style, with round-arched windows and semi-circular rows of pews, it still is one...

04 November 2010

1892 – Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Warren H. Hayes Published in American Architect and Building, May 7, 1892. During the 1880s the city of Minneapolis enjoyed a building boom that saw the construction of numerous new ecclesiastical buildings....


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