Southdale, view of courtyard restaurant, Edina.

Southdale, view of courtyard restaurant, Edina

Southdale, view of courtyard restaurant, Edina.
Photographer: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune, 10/4/1956.

Southdale, Edina.

Southdale, Edina

Southdale, Edina. Photographer: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune, 8/14/1956.

Aerial, Southdale under construction, Edina.

Aerial, Southdale under construction, Edina

Aerial, Southdale under construction, Edina. Photographer: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune, 12/29/1955.

Southdale Center

Donald Dayton, head of Minneapolis-based Dayton's department stores, teamed up with designer Victor Gruen to create a comfortable, convenient setting for Minnesota shoppers. In 1952, Dayton and Gruen unveiled their plans for Southdale, the nation's first enclosed, weatherproofed mall.

Overcrowded sleeping areas for patients, Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Overcrowded sleeping areas for patients, Fergus Falls State Hospital.

Overcrowded sleeping areas for patients, Fergus Falls State Hospital, 1948.

Piggeries and slaughter house, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Piggeries and slaughter house, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Piggeries and slaughter house, Fergus Falls State Hospital, Fergus Falls, c.1923.

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.

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