Black and white photograph of the Hennepin Bridge from Nicollet Island, c.1868.

First Suspension Bridge in Minneapolis

View of the Hennepin Bridge from Nicollet Island, c.1868.

Father Louis Hennepin Suspension Bridge

The Father Louis Hennepin Bridge was built in 1855 to take advantage of the transport possibilities provided by the Mississippi River above St. Anthony Falls. It was the first bridge built to span the Mississippi river, and made crossing its length above the Falls much easier. The rushing rapids helped to create industry on the river and spurred a population boom that made Minneapolis the most populated city in Minnesota.

Lodge Boleslav Jablonsky No. 219, Roseau County

Lodge Boleslav Jablonsky No. 219, c.2002.

Black and white photograph of Deerwood Auditorium the year construction was finished, 1937.

Auditorium, Deerwood

Deerwood Auditorium the year construction was finished, 1937.

Black and white photograph of the exterior of Deerwood Auditorium exterior under construction, c.1936.

Constructing auditorium exterior, Deerwood

Exterior of Deerwood Auditorium exterior under construction, c.1936.

Black and white photograph of Deerwood Auditorium interior under construction, c. 1936.

Constructing auditorium interior, Deerwood

Deerwood Auditorium interior under construction, c.1936.

Color image of Deerwood Auditorium, 1995.

Deerwood Auditorium

Deerwood Auditorium, 1995.

Deerwood Auditorium

The Deerwood Auditorium is a prime example of a modern municipal facility made possible by the relief programs of the New Deal. It provided local residents with an auditorium and gymnasium space, council chambers, a library, and a fire hall. The building expanded the range of services available to the residents of Deerwood and enhanced their quality of life.

Paper postcard depicting the University of Minnesota Armory, c.1905.

University of Minnesota Armory

Paper postcard (made c.1905) depicting the University of Minnesota Armory, where the concluding gala of the National Afro-American League's 1902 meeting was held. This building still stands.

Black and white print of the Minnesota State Capitol, c.1900.

Minnesota State Capitol

Black and white print of the Minnesota State Capitol, c.1900, at Tenth and Wabasha Streets in St. Paul. This is where the NAAC business sessions were held.

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