Ghosts Fleeing the Curtis
This large hotel and apartment complex occupied most of a downtown block between 1903 and 1984. The hotel tower and apartment tower flanked two other the low-rise buildings known as the Curtis Court. At one time the Curtis had over 800 rooms and billed itself as the largest hotel in the Upper Midwest. In it’s later years the hotel added a suburban style motor lodge with a pool worthy of being marketed on a postcard. Just imagine a tropical beach, with palm trees and hanging ferns, right in your hotel. The Curtis was located downtown at Tenth and Third.
KSTP Reported on a fleeing Ghost after the demolition of the Curtis. A window opened up just seconds before the blast that leveled the tower closest to the camera. Construction workers sited pressure as the probable cause of the window being flung open.