Glensheen, a mansion and grounds completed in 1908 on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, was built by Chester and Clara Congdon. It is famous for its beauty inside and out, and as the site of one of Minnesota’s most notorious murders.
J. Walter Stevens’ competition entry for the Germania Bank, 6 West Fifth Street, St. Paul. Reproduced in Jeffrey A. Hess and Paul Clifford Larson, St. Paul’s Architecture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006), 56.
A design sketch by Harvey Ellis for the interior of a bank, probably the Germania. The sketch was published in Western Architect (February 1904) and reproduced in Minnesota History 40, no. 3 (Fall 1966): 101.
Since 1890, the tall brownstone building at the corner of Fifth and Wabasha has been a symbol of resilience in a changing world. Only ten years after building it, the Germania Bank was forced to liquidate. Renamed the Ernst Building, then the Pittsburgh Building, it finally became the St. Paul Building in 1934.