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.

Basilica of St. Mary, Sixteenth and Hennepin, Minneapolis

Basilica of St. Mary, Sixteenth and Hennepin, Minneapolis

Basilica of St. Mary, Sixteenth and Hennepin, Minneapolis, July 25, 1925.

Merchants National Bank, Winona

Merchants National Bank, Winona

Merchants National Bank, Winona, 1972.

Merchants National Bank, Third and Lafayette, Winona

Merchants National Bank, Third and Lafayette, Winona

Merchants National Bank, Third and Lafayette, Winona, 1959. Photographer: Eugene Debs Becker.

Merchants National Bank, Winona

It is the rare financial institution that offers patrons an awe-inspiring architectural experience along with check-writing privileges. The Merchants National Bank in Winona, designed in 1911-1912 by the Minneapolis firm of Purcell, Feick and Elmslie, is one such edifice.

View of downtown Minneapolis, First National Soo Line Building

View of downtown Minneapolis, First National Soo Line Building

View of downtown Minneapolis, First National-Soo Line Building at Second Avenue South and Fifth Street at center, 1966. Photographer: Norton and Peel.

First National Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1915–1926. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

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