Expert Essay: Architectural historian Larry Millett, author of Lost Twin Cities and numerous other books, offers a colorful tour of notable Minnesota buildings and building styles, from American Indian burial mounds to Beaux Arts monuments and suburban big boxes.
Engraving made in 1863 of the exterior of St. Joseph’s Academy. Image reproduced by Claussen's Studio of St. Paul and used courtesy of the archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province.
Douglas Lodge, 1913. The Itasca State Park lodge was designed by Clarence Johnston and built near Lake Itasca. Its design followed a rustic-style similar to Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park. Photographer unknown.