At the Hotel Camfield


Only a block away from Dayton’s, the 100 room fireproof Hotel Camfield sat on the corner of 8th and Marquette for over 50 years. Back in 1914 the hotel placed advertisements in newspapers all over the state. Single room with a private baths could be had for a buck a night. A double would run […]

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The Baths at Lake Calhoun


How Minneapolis has dealt with the question public baths may be seen from the report of the president of the board of park commissioners for 1912… He quotes from an address of ex-president Folwell of University Minnesota, delivered in 1896. Unless civilization takes the back track, modern cities in the next generation will provide at […]

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Almost 4 stories high and 400 feet around the Minneapolis Cyclorama was built to display a giant, painted spectacle of the Battle of Atlanta. Construction on the building, located at Fifth and Marquette began in 1885. The huge canvas was the project of German artist, William Wehner, who set out to create a series of […]

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