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 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.

Color image of City hall at corner, looking north on Broadway, Crookston, October 2016.

Broadway looking north, Crookston

City hall at corner, looking north on Broadway, Crookston, October 2016.

Black and white photograph of Broadway in Crookston, ca. 1950s.

Broadway in Crookston

Broadway in Crookston, ca. 1950s.

Black and white photograph of Crookston City hall, 1906.

City hall, Crookston

Crookston City hall, 1906.

Drawing of Crookston’s city hall as depicted in the “Souvenir Art Album 1874–1910.”

Drawing of Crookston city hall

Drawing of Crookston’s city hall as depicted in the “Souvenir Art Album 1874–1910.”

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