Chapel of St. Paul

Chapel of St. Paul

Alexis J. Fournier painting "Chapel of St. Paul," 1888.

Alexis Jean Fournier with painters palette

Alexis Jean Fournier with painters palette

Alexis Jean Fournier with painters palette, c.1930

Fournier, Alexis Jean (1865–1948)

Artist Alexis Jean Fournier is well known in Minnesota for his atmospheric paintings of Minneapolis and St. Paul landscapes. Fournier is also renowned beyond Minnesota as an important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement.

T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing, May 1975. Photographer: Charles W. Nelson.

T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing, December 5, 1958. Photographer: St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.

Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing, c.1910.

T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, Red Wing. Postcard, c.1906.

T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, Red Wing

In 1904, Red Wing became home to T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, one of the first municipal theaters in the United States. It has shown live performances or movies for more than a century, in spite of financial trouble, lawsuits, and fluctuations in audience interest.

Socialist Opera House, Virginia

Virginia's Socialist Opera House was one of many halls built in communities across the nation where concentrations of Finnish immigrants had settled. Used for dances, gymnastic performances, and stage plays, the halls also provided meeting places for like-minded Finns, many of them laborers who embraced socialist ideals.

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Second floor of Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, 89 South Tenth Street, Minneapolis, c.1930.

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