Black and white photograph of a sauna on the shore of North Star Lake, 1937.

Sauna on the shore of North Star Lake

Sauna on the shore of North Star Lake in Mesaba Co-op Park, 1937.

Black and white photograph of Turner Hall, 1895, site (outdoors) of the July 15, 1917, anti-draft rally.

Turner Hall, New Ulm

Turner Hall, 1895, site (outdoors) of the July 15, 1917, anti-draft rally.

Black and white photograph of Cathedral Church of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault, c.1870.

Cathedral Church of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault

Cathedral Church of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault, c.1870.

Black and white photograph of St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Duluth. Photographed in 1975.

St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Duluth (exterior)

St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Duluth. Photographed in 1975.

Color image of St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Duluth, 2001.

St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Duluth

St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Duluth, 2001.

St. Mark’s AME Church

St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church has played a central role in Duluth’s African American community for over 125 years. While other black organizations have dissolved or moved to the Twin Cities, St. Mark’s has been a mainstay.

Black and white photograph of the Occupational therapy cottage, Rochester State Hospital, c.1940.

Occupational therapy cottage, Rochester State Hospital

Occupational therapy cottage, Rochester State Hospital, c.1940.

Black and white photograph of the Administration Building of the Rochester State Hospital, c.1930.

Administration Building of the Rochester State Hospital

Administration Building of the Rochester State Hospital, c.1930.

Rochester State Hospital

Rochester State Hospital opened on January 1, 1879, as Minnesota’s second hospital for the insane. It served as part of Minnesota’s state hospital system until 1982, when changing trends in treatment for the mentally ill and lack of funding led to its closure.

Black and white photograph of the Woman Citizen Building, 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Woman Citizen Building at the 1917 Minnesota State Fair

Woman Citizen Building, 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

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