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AIA Guide to the Twin Cities: The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Get ready to discover the great architectural mecca that is Minneapolis and St. Paul. The first comprehensive, illustrated handbook of its kind, AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is the ultimate source to the architectural riches of the metropolitan area. Organized by neighborhood and featuring a wealth of sites—from the highest point on the Minneapolis skyline to the modest St. Paul bungalow vibrant with historical and architectural ...
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Overview


Get ready to discover the great architectural mecca that is Minneapolis and St. Paul. The first comprehensive, illustrated handbook of its kind, AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is the ultimate source to the architectural riches of the metropolitan area. Organized by neighborhood and featuring a wealth of sites—from the highest point on the Minneapolis skyline to the modest St. Paul bungalow vibrant with historical and architectural significance—this invaluable reference has it all:
  •Illuminating entries for more than 3,000 buildings
•Behind-the-scenes details of the structures and their architects
•Lively information about local history and regional styles
•Highlights of important buildings nearly lost in time
•Sixty easy-to-read maps that pinpoint the location of every structure
•Dozens of planned walking and driving tours 
•Over 1,000 photos that illustrate significant buildings and features

 
Retired Pioneer Press architecture critic Larry Millett has spent more than two decades researching and exploring the architectural heritage of the Twin Cities. Millett’s AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is your ticket to the best tour in town.
 
Sponsored in part by the American Institute of Architects Minnesota.
 
Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture. His books include Lost Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Strange Days, Dangerous Nights (all MHS Press), as well as a series of mystery novels featuring Sherlock Holmes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873515405
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2007
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 935,863
  • Product dimensions: 4.88 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Maps     viii
Foreword     xi
Symbols and Abbreviations Used in this Guidebook     xii
Author's Note & Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     3
Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis     15
Northeast     91
University & Cedar-Riverside     111
Longfellow, Nokomis, & Fort Snelling     153
Phillips, Powderhorn, Stevens Square-Loring Heights, & Whittier-Lyndale     179
Southwest     217
Calhoun-Isle & Lowry Hill     247
North Side     287
St. Paul
Downtown St. Paul     309
Dayton's Bluff, Payne-Phalen, & the Greater East Side     363
West Side & West Seventh     399
Summit Avenue, the Historic Hill District, & Summit-University     435
Frogtown, North End, & Como     489
Highland, Macalester-Groveland, & Merriam Park-Lexington-Hamline     525
Hamline-Midway, St. Anthony Park, & Falcon Heights     561
Major Architectural Styles in the Twin Cities     585
Chronological Overview & List of Important Buildings in the Twin Cities     595
Annotated Bibliography     599
Index     607
Picture Credits     666
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