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Ada Village Hall

The Ada Village Hall served as the center for local government in Ada for over a century. It was an important public meeting hall and social facility through the 1970s. Architecturally, the building is an excellent example of the combined city hall and fire hall buildings that were constructed in Minnesota during the early 1900s.

1940 Marlborough Hotel Fire

This video includes images from the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Edina Newspaper Photographs Collection at the Minnesota Historical Society. The narration is taken from, "4 Missing in Hotel Fire, 18 Dead, Fireman Search All Night Among Ruins." Minneapolis Morning Tribune, January 4, 1940. Video produced by Horacio DeVoto.

Black and white photograph of the St. Peter Armory, 1921.

St. Peter Armory

St. Peter Armory, 1921.

Color image of the St. Peter Armory, c.1997.

St. Peter Armory, Nicollet County

St. Peter Armory, c.1997.

St. Peter Armory

The St. Peter Armory was the first state-owned armory built in Minnesota. Architecturally, the structure is an excellent example of Minnesota's so-called "early period” armories, all of which predate World War I. The building is also important because it served as a center of military and social affairs in St. Peter.

Colored print illustrating the home of Ignatius Donnelly in Nininger, Minnesota, 1874.

Residence of Ignatius Donnelly

Colored print illustrating the home of Ignatius Donnelly in Nininger, Minnesota, 1874.

Winona Masonic Temple

Built in 1909, the Winona Masonic Temple with its large public ballroom and other meeting rooms was an important center of social and civic activity in the city. It continues to serve Winona in the twenty-first century.

Black and white aerial photograph of the Hormel Packing Company and surrounding area in Austin, Minnesota, 1972.

Hormel Packing Company

Aerial photograph of the Hormel Packing Company and surrounding area in Austin, Minnesota, 1972. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Arthur "Doc" Barker (suspect in Edward Bremer kidnapping) and jailer, William Gates

Arthur "Doc" Barker (suspect in Edward Bremer kidnapping) and jailer, William Gates, 1935. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.

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