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Wigington, Clarence (1883–1967)

Clarence Wigington, the nation’s first African American municipal architect, served as lead architect in over ninety St. Paul city projects. His legacy in brick and stone has lasted well into the twenty-first century. He designed both the enduring (schools, fire stations, park buildings) and the ephemeral (five Winter Carnival ice palaces).

Black and white photograph of men and officers of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Men and officers of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard

Men and officers of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. Officers (L to R) are Capt. Orrington C. Hall and Lt. Thaddeus Stepp.

Black and white photograph of officers of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Officers of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard

Officers of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. (L to R) Lt. Homer Goins, Capt. Clarence Wigington, Lt. Patrick H. Southall, unidentified, Major Jose H. Sherwood, unidentified, unidentified, Capt. Orrington C. Hall.

Black and white photograph of men of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Men of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard

Men of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of enlisted men of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Enlisted men of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard

Enlisted men of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of Musicians of the Sixteenth Battalion Band, c.1918.

Sixteenth Battalion musicians

Musicians of the Sixteenth Battalion Band, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of George L. Hoage, 1924.

George L. Hoage

George L. Hoage, 1924. Hoage was supply officer for the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard.

Black and white photograph of Orrington C. Hall, c.1920.

Orrington C. Hall

Orrington C. Hall, c.1920. Hall commanded Company B of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard.

Black and white newspaper image of William R. Morris, c.1919.

William R. Morris

William R. Morris, c.1919. Morris became captain of Company D of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard. Image is from the Minneapolis National Advocate, March 15, 1919.

Black and white newspaper image of Gale Pillsbury Hilyer, c.1919.

Gale Pillsbury Hilyer

Gale Pillsbury Hilyer, c.1919. Hilyer was captain of Company C of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard. Image is from the Minneapolis National Advocate, March 15, 1919.

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