Sketch of Old Customs House, Minneapolis, 1876.

Old Customs House

Old Customs House, Minneapolis, 1876.

Platteville Limestone

Platteville limestone is a distinctive building stone of southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin characterized by its gray color, rough texture, and many fossils. It was heavily used in the early decades of the building of the Twin Cities and Faribault.

Black and white photograph of an Interstate State Park comfort station, 1950.

Interstate State Park comfort station

Interstate State Park comfort station, 1950.

Color image of a Interstate State Park retaining wall along the St. Croix River.

Interstate State Park retaining wall

Interstate State Park retaining wall along the St. Croix River.

Color image of a shelter/refectory built by the WPA at Interstate State Park, 1938.

Shelter/refectory at Interstate State Park

Shelter/refectory built by the Works Progress Administration at Interstate State Park, 1938.

Black and white photograph of a cbin in Itasca State Park built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, ca. 1940.

Cabin in Itasca State Park

Cabin in Itasca State Park built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, ca. 1940.

Black and white photograph of a park building, Interstate State Park, ca. 1936.

Park building, Interstate State Park

Park building, Interstate State Park, ca. 1936.

Black and white photograph of construction of a stone building by CCC Company 2710, Gooseberry Falls, ca. 1938.

Construction of a stone building Gooseberry Falls

Construction of a stone building by CCC Company 2710, Gooseberry Falls, ca. 1938.

Black and white photograph of St. Cloud State Reformatory, c.1915.

St. Cloud State Reformatory

St. Cloud State Reformatory, c.1915. A guard at the facility reported “a distinct rumble in the building at about 3:20.”

Black and white photograph of Staples train depot, c.1929. Initial reports of damage at the depot proved to be exaggerated.

Staples train depot

Staples train depot, c.1929. Initial reports of damage at the depot proved to be exaggerated.

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