How Architecture Has Shaped the State

Three Thousand Years of Building in Minnesota

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.

Color image of the first home built in Hanover, 2010.

First home built in Hanover

The first home built in Hanover, 2010.

Black and white photograph of Louis Strunk Meat Market, originally printed in The Great Northwest Magazine, December 1909.

Louis Strunk Meat Market

Louis Strunk Meat Market, originally printed in The Great Northwest Magazine, December 1909.

Black and white photograph of Hanover Creamery Association building, ca. 1880–1900. Used courtesy of the Hanover Historical Society.

Hanover Creamery Association

Hanover Creamery Association building, ca. 1880–1900. Used courtesy of the Hanover Historical Society.

Black and white photograph of John Lockedell General Merchandise & Fine Liquors, ca. 1900–1910.

John Lockedell General Merchandise & Fine Liquors

John Lockedell General Merchandise & Fine Liquors, ca. 1900–1910.

Color image of Sullivanesque floral designs outside city hall, 2016.

Close-up of designs on exterior of Crookston city hall

Sullivanesque floral designs outside city hall, 2016.

Color image of a metal ceiling in city chambers, second floor of Crookston city hall, 2016.

Metal ceiling in old city hall, Crookston

Metal ceiling in city chambers, second floor of Crookston city hall, 2016.

Color image of CFD etching marks the area where the fire department was housed, Crookston city hall, 2016.

CFD (Crookston Fire Department) etched in arch at city hall

CFD etching marks the area where the fire department was housed, Crookston city hall, 2016.

Color image of Crookston city hall, October 2016.

Front view of city hall

Crookston city hall, October 2016.

Color image of City hall, October 2016.

City hall, Crookston

City hall, October 2016.

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