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Minneapolis & St. Paul Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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Foshay Tower
Minneapolis, MN
The Foshay Tower was built in 1929. The obelisk design was inspired by the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. The tower is set 60 feet back from the street and surrounded on three sides by a two-story base. The Foshay letters are 10 feet tall and lit at night. The building was the tallest building in Minneapolis until 1971, when the IDS Tower was built. From 2006-2008, the building was adapted for a W Hotel. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Brede Exhibits Plus
Minneapolis, MN
Although this building appears to be from the late 1940s, the Brede Exhibits Plus building was built in 1953. It has always housed Brede. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Dwight C. DeMaine D.D.S.
Minneapolis, MN
The dentist office of Dwight C. DeMaine D.D.S. was built around 1938. Does anyone know what business was here originally? [map]

former General Mills Laboratories
Minneapolis, MN
The General Mills Laboratories building was designed by Carleton W. Farnham and built in 1930. The building now houses Quinn Violins. [map]

former Sears, Roebuck and Company
Minneapolis, MN
This Lake Street Sears, Roebuck and Company store opened in 1927 and closed in 1990. In 2006, it reopened as the Midtown Exchange with a market, retail space, offices and housing. This building is nearly identical to the former Sears in Boston, MA which is now known as the Landmark Center. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Farmers & Mechanics Savings Bank of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
The Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank of Minneapolis was built in 1941. In 1961, the office tower with the aqua-colored porcelain enamel tile was added. In 2007, the building was adapted by the Westin Minneapolis Hotel. For more, see this website. [map]

Rand Tower
Minneapolis, MN
The Rand Tower was designed by Holabird & Root and built in 1929. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Armory
Minneapolis, MN
This Armory was built for the Minnesota National Guard from 1935-1936 as a PWA project. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now used for parking. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

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Horticulture Building
St. Paul, MN
4-H Building
St. Paul, MN
The Horticulture Building and the 4-H Building are both located at the Minnesota State Fair. The Horticulture Building was built in 1947 while the 4-H Building is from 1940.

St. Paul Women's City Club
St. Paul, MN
The St. Paul Women's City Club was built in 1931. It was designed by Magnus Jemne. The building now houses Wold Architects & Engineers. For more, see this website. [map]

Saint Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse
St. Paul, MN
The Saint Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse was built from 1930-1932. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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