North façade of the Minnesota Building

The north façade of the Minnesota Building showing the words "MINNESOTA BDLG" between the twelfth and thirteenth floors, 2009. Photograph by Thomas R. Zahn.

Architectural drawing of the Minnesota Building, c.1928.

Drawing of Minnesota Building

Architectural drawing of the Minnesota Building, c.1928.

Color image of the Minnesota Building, 2009.

The Minnesota Building

The Minnesota Building, 2009. Photograph by Thomas R. Zahn.

Minnesota Building

Built in 1929, the Minnesota Building represents a turning point in the economic history of downtown St. Paul and the architectural history of the entire Twin Cities area.

Close-up view of relief sculptures by John Stewart on elevator doors inside the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse.

St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse elevator doors

Close-up view of relief sculptures by John Stewart on elevator doors inside the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse.

Close-up view of relief sculptures by John Stewart on elevator doors inside the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 24, 2014.

St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse elevator doors

Close-up view of relief sculptures by John Stewart on elevator doors inside the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 24, 2014.

One of the panels of Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" relief sculpture flanking the south entrance doors of the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 13, 2008.

Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" sculpture panel

One of the panels of Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" relief sculpture flanking the south entrance doors of the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 13, 2008.

One of the panels of Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" relief sculpture flanking the south entrance doors of the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 13, 2008.

Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" sculpture panel

One of the panels of Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" relief sculpture flanking the south entrance doors of the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 13, 2008.

One of the panels of Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" relief sculpture over the north entrance of the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 1, 2008.

Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" sculpture panel

One of the panels of Lee Lawrie's "Voice of the People" relief sculpture over the north entrance of the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 1, 2008.

Close-up view of a panel of bleu belge marble in the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse's Memorial Hall. Photographed by Paul Nelson on September 4, 2007.

St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse marble

Close-up view of a panel of bleu belge marble in the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse's Memorial Hall. Photographed by Paul Nelson on September 4, 2007.

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