The Mighty Minnesota Building

St. Paul’s Minnesota Building became Art Deco as it was being built.  In the hopes of attracting more business downtown, Architect Charles H. Hausler worked with a consortium of developers to  revamp a conventional design and create the city’s first Moderne high rise. The building’s exterior paved the way for …

Foshay’s Skyscratcher

Completed in 1929, the Foshay Tower was the first skyscraper in Minneapolis the tallest building in town until 1971. The Art Deco building modeled on the Washington Monument was the creation of multimillionaire, Wilbur B. Foshay. A real estate developer who prospered in the public utilities business, Foshay lost his …