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 …

Elevators Every 17 Seconds

When it was completed in 1929, the 27-story Rand Tower was one of the Mill City’s tallest buildings. The deco skyscraper designed by the architectural firm of Holabird and Root was named for World War I flying ace, Rufus R. Rand. The buildings sleek, Moderne ornamentation pays homage to aviation …

See You at the Sheridan

The Sheridan was built around the corner from the old Minneapolis Auditorium and Lyceum Theater in 1926. The hotel was one of at least six brick courts at the southern edge of downtown. In 1938 one could get a single with a bath of $2.00. Many of these old places …