Black and white photograph of a flower show at the conservatory, 1927.

Flower show at the conservatory

Flower show at the conservatory, 1927.

Black and white photograph of construction workers in front of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Construction workers in front of the conservatory

Construction workers in front of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph showing construction of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Construction of the conservatory

Construction of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph of the Palm Dome interior, 1918.

Palm Dome interior

Palm Dome interior, 1918.

Black and white photograph of the Conservatory exterior, ca. 1916. Photograph by William J. Hosted.

Conservatory exterior

Conservatory exterior, ca. 1916. Photograph by William J. Hosted.

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park Conservatory)

The conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul, which opened on November 7, 1915, is a well-maintained example of a Victorian greenhouse. While many similar “crystal palaces” have been torn down, St. Paul’s conservatory has remained a center for horticulture, recreation, and education for over a century.

Color image of a gneiss cliffside in Morton, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Gneiss cliffside in Morton

A gneiss cliffside in Morton, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Color image of a gneiss boulder in Morton, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Gneiss boulder in Morton

A gneiss boulder in Morton, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Color image of an outcrop of gneiss in Morton, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Outcrop of gneiss in Morton

An outcrop of gneiss in Morton, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Morton gneiss

Morton gneiss (pronounced “nice”), named for the town in Renville County where it has been quarried, is one of the oldest stones on the planet: about 3.5 billion years old. It is known for its beauty as an ornamental stone in buildings and monuments.

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