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Preserve MinneapolisWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 8:14am
Backers of the designation argued it is worth protecting as one of the few unaltered Minneapolis churches designed by Harry Wild Jones, who is perhaps best known for the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel and Butler Square building downtown. A study also found the church, which opened in 1917, was important in the history of the city’s Swedish community.
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Preserve MinneapolisFriday, December 8th, 2017 at 1:09pm
What's your favorite historic spot in Minneapolis? A particular building? A favorite street? It doesn’t have to be officially historic, just something that embodies this fine city’s culture/history/spirit/general excellence.

Head over to the event page for our December Morning Forum and share yours!
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Preserve MinneapolisSunday, December 3rd, 2017 at 4:51am
Congrats to the MANY of you who guessed correctly - we were at a gem of Nicollet Mall - the Lafayette Building this past Wednesday! #WhereWereWeWednesday
Architects Ernest Croft and Francis Boerner designed the Lafayette in Renaissance Revival style typical of the 1920s. The exterior is covered with an exuberant variety of classical and non-classical motifs: twisted columns, cherubs, angels, garlands, urns, cornucopias, dragons, and snakes in terra cotta.
The terra cotta, in this case manufactured by the American Terra Cotta and Ceramic Company of Chicago, translates from Latin as “baked earth,” and that’s exactly what it is — fine-milled clay that’s molded and fired at one thousand degrees Fahrenheit. The colors aren’t painted on; they’re baked in, so as tiny particles are weathered away by sun, wind, and rain, the material underneath retains the bright color of the building’s original 1922 facade.
The building is a perfect architectural translation of the Roaring 20s — fun-loving and ostentatious.
Learn more about the buildings in Downtown Minneapolis with our self-guided tour website! @ Brit's Pub
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Preserve MinneapolisThursday, November 30th, 2017 at 7:10am
It may be November in Minneapolis, but this cactus is giving off some warm weather vibes. 🌵☀️ Where are we? #WhereAreWeWednesday