The Young Quinlan Building was designed by Magney and Tusler with Frederick Ackerman. Miss Quinlan spared no expense when building her elegant five-story building at the corner of Nicollet Mall and Ninth Street. She sought out an architect that would design her “home” with an Old World atmosphere. The building’s dedication ceremony and open [...]
The Twin Cities has played host to numerous Shriner conventions. In 1908 these postcard were issued and the Romanesque-style Masonic Temple on Hennepin was decorated and a variety of events were held around town especially for our funny, fez wearing friends. the Shriners were started by 13 New York City Masons in 1872. Only top-level [...]
Here’s a beautiful old postcard! The skyline of Minnesota’s capital city, with a strange superimposed image of Swedish sculptor Carl Miles’ “Indian God of Peace”. The 45 foot high, 60 ton, white onyx statue, unveiled in 1936, sits on a revolving base in City Hall’s three-story memorial concourse lobby. It 132 degrees every 2.5 [...]
Have you ever noticed how all the fancy words in the English language sound a little bit French? I wonder if it has anything to do with the marketing genius of our ancestors? Here’s a lovely little keepsake book from the Mill City of yesteryear.