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Black and white photograph of the Holman Field Administration Building, c.1940.

Holman Field Administration

Holman Field Administration Building, c.1940.

Newspaper portrait of Clarence Wigington from the St. Paul Appeal, September 18, 1915.

Clarence Wigington, newly arrived in St. Paul

Portrait of Clarence Wigington from the St. Paul Appeal, September 18, 1915.

Black and white photograph of Clarence Wigington, c.1940s.

Clarence Wigington

Clarence Wigington, c.1940s.

Wigington, Clarence (1883–1967)

Clarence Wigington, the nation’s first African American municipal architect, served as lead architect in over ninety St. Paul city projects. His legacy in brick and stone has lasted well into the twenty-first century. He designed both the enduring (schools, fire stations, park buildings) and the ephemeral (five Winter Carnival ice palaces).

Color image of the altar and baldachin (decorative canopy) inside the St. Paul Cathedral. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Altar and baldachin

Altar and baldachin (decorative canopy) inside the St. Paul Cathedral. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Color image of an interior view of the dome of the St. Paul Cathedral. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Dome ceiling

Interior view of the dome of the St. Paul Cathedral. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Color image of the decorative altar ceiling inside the St. Paul Cathedral. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Altar ceiling

Decorative altar ceiling inside the St. Paul Cathedral. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Color image of a relief statue of St. Paul carved by Leon Hermant for the exterior of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Statue of St. Paul

Relief statue of St. Paul carved by Leon Hermant for the exterior of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Color image of a west-facing view of the main seating area of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Main seating area

West-facing view of the main seating area of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 10, 2014.

Color image of Tinos marble from Greece inside the north vestibule of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 16, 2014.

Tinos marble

Close-up view of Tinos marble from Greece inside the north vestibule of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Photographed by Paul Nelson on July 16, 2014.

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