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Red River Ox Cart Trail

16 Locations ~ Curated by Reggie McLeod for the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership (Copyright 2017, Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership)

Tangletown

4 Locations ~ Curated by Individual building descriptions by Macalester College students in 2019

Random Stories

527 Marquette Avenue Holabird and Root Streamline Moderne - Art Deco Rand Tower is the ambitious project of Minnesota aviation pioneer Rufus R. Rand. Rand, a family member of The Minneapolis Gas Company, served in WWI as a pilot and once back…

The Lafayette Building is a perfect architectural translation of the Roaring 20s — a fun-loving, ostentatious bauble of a building that looks like a birthday cake. But don’t try taking a bite out of it; the building’s exterior is covered with…

Architects: William Purcell and Frederick Strauel (“spec” house for Henry M. Peterson) Date: 1928 Style: French Cottage Revival/Colonial Revival Surprise! Here, the architects and their client departed completely from the English Cottage Revival…