The West Hotel, looking down Hennepin Avenue from Seventh Street, 1885.
Matchbook with an image of the West Hotel (back).
Matchbook with an image of the West Hotel (front).
Soap from the West Hotel (back).
Soap from the West Hotel (front).
The completed West Hotel, Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, c.1897.
The West Hotel, Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, c.1902.
Proposed drawing of the West Hotel, c.1884.
Cleveland was most passionate about Minneapolis and St. Paul acquiring the river banks in the Mississippi River gorge for parks to preserve their beauty.
Workers at the Western Freight traffic office, 1911. Photograph by 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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