Soo Line-First National Bank, Minneapolis

When it opened at the corner of Marquette Avenue and Fifth Street in 1915, the Soo Line-First National Bank Building was the tallest skyscraper in Minneapolis and also among the most elegant.

Skyline from Prospect Park Tower

Skyline from Prospect Park Tower

Skyline from Prospect Park Tower looking over University Avenue to elevator district, Minneapolis, c.1925. Photographer: Charles P. Gibson.

Prospect Park tower

Prospect Park tower

Prospect Park Water Tower, 1937. Photographer: Minneapolis Star Journal.

Prospect Park water tower, Minneapolis

Prospect Park water tower, Minneapolis

Prospect Park Water Tower, Minneapolis, 1914-15. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

Prospect Park Water Tower, Minneapolis

Erected in 1913 on Tower Hill, one of the highest elevations in Minneapolis, the Prospect Park Water Tower was built to increase water pressure in the area and thereby enhance firefighting efforts. Familiarly known as "The Witch's Hat," it has become the neighborhood's architectural mascot not for its function but for its singularity.

Pillsbury Hall; Jones Hall to the right

Pillsbury Hall; Jones Hall to the right

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota campus, c.1900. Jones Hall is under construction to the right.

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota campus, c.1900. Photographer: Sweet.

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota

Close-up of entrance to Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota campus, 1893. Photographer: Ralph D. Cleveland.

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall, back of building, 1890-1899. Photographer: Frank T. Wilson.

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota campus, c.1900. Photographer: James Methven.

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