Interior, Detention Hospital Ward, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Interior, Detention Hospital Ward, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Interior, Detention Hospital Ward, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls c.1923.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Ward in the Fergus Falls State Hospital c.1900.

Main Building, Fergus Falls, Fergus Falls State Hospital

Main Building, Fergus Falls, Fergus Falls State Hospital

Main Building, Fergus Falls State Hospital c.1928.

Fergus Falls State Hospital

When the Fergus Falls State Hospital opened its doors on July 29, 1890, it became the first state institution in northern Minnesota for patients considered insane. The hospital had a sprawling campus and large stately buildings, built according to the influential asylum plan developed by Philadelphia physician Thomas Kirkbride in the 1850s.

Loring Park with a view of St. Mary's Basilica, Minneapolis

Loring Park with a view of St. Mary's Basilica, Minneapolis

Loring Park with a view of St. Mary's Basilica, Minneapolis. Postcard, c.1917.

Cathedral of St. Mary and school, Minneapolis

Cathedral of St. Mary and school, Minneapolis

Cathedral of St. Mary and school, Minneapolis. Photograph by Charles J. Hibbard, 1916.

Construction of the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

Construction of the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

Construction of the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, 1911.

Emmanuel L. Masqueray, St. Paul architect

Emmanuel L. Masqueray, St. Paul architect

Emmanuel L. Masqueray, St. Paul architect, 1909. Photographer: J. C. Strauss Studio.

Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

The Basilica of Saint Mary was first known as the Pro-Cathedral of Minneapolis. It cost one million dollars to build and held its first Mass in 1914. In 1926, the Catholic Church made it the first basilica in the United States.

Cathedral of St. Paul

Cathedral of St. Paul

Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, c.1950.

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