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A GIFT FROM "THE FATHER OF THE UNIVERSITY" • • • • 100 University Avenue SE • Charles Aldrich, architect • Beaux Arts-style • Narrated by Dean Phillips • John Pillsbury,…

HISTORY Constructed in 1888 for John Young, treasurer of a Minneapolis gas company, and designed by Charles Sedgwick, this is a beautiful example of the classic Queen Anne style. According to…

MINNEAPOLIS' OLDEST MASONRY COMMERCIAL BUILDING • • • • 117, 123-27, 129 Main Street • Benjamin Cutter, Unknown and Carl Struck, architects • Greek Revival, Italianate Revival and…

HISTORY The incised letter "L" you see on the cartouche above the front porch stand for "Lohmar"--original owner John Lohmar, a German merchant and milliner who owned and operated a dry goods store…