West Hotel looking down Hennepin from Seventh, Minneapolis

West Hotel looking down Hennepin from Seventh, Minneapolis

The West Hotel, looking down Hennepin Avenue from Seventh Street, 1885.

West Hotel matchbook (back)

West Hotel matchbook (back)

Matchbook with an image of the West Hotel (back).

West Hotel matchbook (front)

West Hotel matchbook (front)

Matchbook with an image of the West Hotel (front).

West Hotel soap bar (back)

West Hotel soap bar (back)

Soap from the West Hotel (back).

West Hotel soap bar (front)

West Hotel soap bar (front)

Soap from the West Hotel (front).

West Hotel, Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

West Hotel, Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

The completed West Hotel, Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, c.1897.

West Hotel, Fifth Street at Hennepin, Minneapolis

West Hotel, Fifth Street at Hennepin, Minneapolis

The West Hotel, Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, c.1902.

West Hotel, proposed drawing, Fifth and Hennepin, Minneapolis

West Hotel, proposed drawing, Fifth and Hennepin, Minneapolis

Proposed drawing of the West Hotel, c.1884.

Black and white photograph of West River Parkway in Minneapolis, c.1910

West River Parkway in Minneapolis, c.1910

Cleveland was most passionate about Minneapolis and St. Paul acquiring the river banks in the Mississippi River gorge for parks to preserve their beauty.

Western Freight traffic office

Western Freight traffic office

Workers at the Western Freight traffic office, 1911. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard. The "paperwork revolution" in the early twentieth century provided a whole new field of employment for Minnesota women.

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