Category Archives: Minnesota

YWCA, Minneapolis, MN

1130 Nicollet Mall, 1975. Across from the famed Peavey Plaza.

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Weyehaeuser Memorial Chapel, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Still getting around to posting all the sites I visited during a June 2015 trip to the Twin Cities with Docomomo US. For this entry we have the nondenominational chapel at Macalester College which is a strange combination of glassy, … Continue reading

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Jehovah Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN

I was lucky enough to visit this church on a trip the Twin Cities early in 2015 and it was a revelation. Designed in 1963, both the interior and exterior are filled with striking details. Unfortunately the area around the … Continue reading

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St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN

This church in downtown Minneapolis is by local firm Thorshov and Cerny, who did numerous buildings throughout the Twin Cities and nurtured a generation of architects. The building dates from 1955, replacing the previous church which burned down in 1953. … Continue reading


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Southeast Community Library, Minneapolis, MN

Ralph Rapson is renowned in Minneapolis, having a prolific body of work from more than 50 years of an architectural practice in Minnesota alone.  However his buildings have not always fared so well. The Twin Cities lost one of his most … Continue reading

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First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis, MN

The First Unitarian Society sits on a curving hillside street overlooking the Walker Art Center. The complex is built into the hillside itself so that is possible to enter the church at street level on Mount Curve Avenue and descend … Continue reading

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