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Black and white photograph of Glensheen, c.1930. Clarence Johnston designed the mansion in 1905.

Glensheen

Glensheen, c.1930. Clarence Johnston designed the mansion in 1905.

Black and white photograph of Williams Arena c.1929, soon after completion.

Williams Arena

Williams Arena c.1929, soon after completion.

Black and white photograph of the William Merriam house at 25 University Avenue, c.1888. The house was Clarence Johnston’s first commission (1882). It was destroyed by fire in 1895.

William Merriam house

The William Merriam house at 25 University Avenue, c.1888. The house was Clarence Johnston’s first commission (1882). It was destroyed by fire in 1895.

Black and white photograph of Clarence Johnston, c.1919.

Clarence Johnston

Clarence Johnston, c.1919.

Johnston, Clarence H. (1859–1936)

The prolific architect Clarence H. Johnston left a built legacy unmatched in Minnesota. He designed scores of mansions and stately houses, mostly in St. Paul, as well as dozens of academic buildings, churches, schools, sports palaces, prisons, hospitals, and asylums.

Black and white photograph of the Oak Park Home for Children (formerly the Jewish Sheltering Home for Children) at 1704–1708 Oak Park Avenue in Minneapolis, 1948.

Oak Park Home for Children

The Oak Park Home for Children (formerly the Jewish Sheltering Home for Children) at 1704–1708 Oak Park Avenue in Minneapolis, 1948. Forms part of the Sharron and Oren Steinfeldt Photography Collection at the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives (University of Minnesota, St. Paul).

Black and white photograph of the Jewish Sheltering Home for Children at 1704 Oak Park Avenue in Minneapolis,1925.

Jewish Sheltering Home for Children

The Jewish Sheltering Home for Children at 1704 Oak Park Avenue in Minneapolis,1925. Forms part of the Sharron and Oren Steinfeldt Photography Collection at the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives (University of Minnesota, St. Paul).

Black and white photograph of the exterior of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah at 1616 Queen Avenue North in Minneapolis, 1951. Photograph by the Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune.

Minneapolis Talmud Torah

Exterior of the Minneapolis Talmud Torah at 1616 Queen Avenue North in Minneapolis, 1951. Photograph by the Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune.

Color image of a detail view of the exterior of St. Paul’s Highland water tower designed by Clarence Wigington and built in 1928. Photographed by Paul Nelson on August 4, 2014.

Highland Water tower detail

Detail view of the exterior of St. Paul’s Highland water tower designed by Clarence Wigington and built in 1928. Photographed by Paul Nelson on August 4, 2014.

Color image of St. Paul’s Wilder Playground Building designed by Clarence Wigington and built in 1941. Photographed by Paul Nelson on August 15, 2014.

Wilder playground building

St. Paul’s Wilder Playground Building designed by Clarence Wigington and built in 1941. Photographed by Paul Nelson on August 15, 2014.

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