Rochester State Hospital

Rochester State Hospital opened on January 1, 1879, as Minnesota’s second hospital for the insane. It served as part of Minnesota’s state hospital system until 1982, when changing trends in treatment for the mentally ill and lack of funding led to its closure.

Black and white photograph of the Woman Citizen Building, 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Woman Citizen Building at the 1917 Minnesota State Fair

Woman Citizen Building, 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Black and white photograph of the Italian American Hall, Eveleth, 1920.

Italian American Hall, Eveleth

Italian American Hall, Eveleth, 1920.

Black and white photograph of a church in Ely, 1913.

Church in Ely

Church in Ely, 1913.

Black and white photograph of Suomalainen Raittiustalo, Virginia, 1910.

Suomalainen Raittiustalo, Virginia

Suomalainen Raittiustalo, Virginia, 1910.

Black and white photograph of the Church of St. Malachy, Clontarf, 1878.

Church of St. Malachy, Clontarf

Church of St. Malachy, Clontarf, 1878.

Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Club at Fourth and Cedar Streets, St. Paul, c.1914.

The Minnesota Club

The Minnesota Club at Fourth and Cedar Streets, St. Paul, c.1914.

Germania Life Insurance Building entrance

The entrance to the Germania Life Insurance Building (later called the Guardian Life Building) in St. Paul, 1890.

Black and white photograph of the he Germania Life Insurance Building (later called the Guardian Life Building), in St. Paul, 1903–1905. Photographed by Charles P. Gibson.

Germania Life Insurance Building

The Germania Life Insurance Building (later called the Guardian Life Building), in St. Paul, 1903–1905. Photographed by Charles P. Gibson.

Black and white photograph of the exterior, L. S. Donaldson Company, 1949. Photograph by Norton & Peel.

Exterior, L. S. Donaldson Company

Exterior, L. S. Donaldson Company, 1949. Photograph by Norton & Peel.

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