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.

Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota

Designed by Leroy Buffington and Harvey Ellis in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, Pillsbury Hall at the University of Minnesota opened in 1889 and is part of the National Register-listed Old Campus Historic District.

MN90: St. Paul's Golden Horses

With its prominent placement at the top of Wabasha Hill in St. Paul, the Minnesota State Capitol building is hard not to notice. The statue of four golden horses on top makes it particularly distinctive. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel learns the story behind the architecture of one of our state's most famous buildings. Includes an interview with Brian Pease of the Minnesota State Capitol.

MN90: The Overachieving Bridge

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