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Duluth’s Most Endangered Buildings, Part 1: Minnesota Point Lighthouse

Note: This post appears on our blog courtesy of Lost Zenith. In light of May’s status as “Preservation Month,” we want to introduce you to some Duluth buildings whose futures are currently in jeopardy. We start today with one of the oldest structures in Duluth, the Minnesota Point Lighthouse. Over the next two weeks we […]

FOX-21 News reports on historic municipal court

Note: This post appears on our blog courtesy of Lost Zenith. The ornate front facade of the 1909 building at 124 East Superior Street, home of the Duluth Municipal Court from 1909 to 1929. (Image: X-comm) In the second part of her series on historic Duluth buildings, produced in conjunction with Zenith City Online, FOX-21 […]

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Then and Now

1923 and 2013   The First Trinity Church of God in Christ was founded in September, 1976 by then, Minister Henry Brown. Church was held in the Whittier Community Center at 2600 Grand Avenue in Minneapolis. Back in 1978 the congregation left the fun side of the river and moved into the old St. Paul […]

West Broadway and Fremont Then and Now

  West Broadway has always been one of the city’s most significant commercial and cultural destinations. Although much reduced from its boom years, it remains the main street of North Minneapolis. This two story building at the corner of West Broadway and Fremont was built as a four-plex apartment in 1903, the structure was expanded […]

The Astounding Angus

Note: This post appears in our blog courtesy of Nokohaha. Consider viewing the original post here.   The Blair Flats apartment building designed by Hermann Kretz and William H. Thomas was completed in 1887. The Blair was converted to a residential hotel and renamed the Albion in 1893.  An even larger hotel , called The […]

Hennepin Avenue and 6th Street

Note: This post originally appeared on Historic Minneapolis Signs. It appears on our website with permission from the author.   Circa 1960 and 2012 (City of Minneapolis source of 1960 photo). Extant: Masonic Temple, left (8-stories), Plymouth Building, right (11 stories). Raised: New Aster Theater and Gopher Theater, right.

History of the Hollywood: Liebenberg and Kaplan – Masters of Movie Theater Design

Note: This post appears on our blog courtesy of Preservation Design Works. You can find the original post here. Ryan Salmon and Greg Donofrio Preservation Design Works has recently been working with Andrew Volna, a prospective developer on the Hollywood Theater, located at 2815 Johnson St. NE in Minneapolis. Recently, we have been preparing a […]

Saving Minnesota: Kawishiwi Lab


By Alice Yonke Kawishiwi Lab (or K-Lab), a historic district 11 miles outside of Ely, houses # of Civilian Conservation Corps erected in the 1930’s as well as a rich history of wolf and wildlife research.  Thanks to quality craft, the CCC built structures continue to stand strong along the Kawishiwi River.  However, these building […]

Noerenberg Memorial Park


Noerenberg Memorial Park A bustling Gilded Age estate is now a tranquil retreat Meander through formal gardens. Gaze across an extensive natural shoreline. Tour historic structures. Walk along rustic trails. Encounter tranquility. These experiences await you at Noerenberg Memorial Park. Preserving this halcyon atmosphere, while conveying interpretive information and experiences about the park’s cultural and […]

Perspective on Preservation: Ryan Salmon

I came into the field of preservation through the back door – as a student of engineering. In retrospect, I have been interested in preservation since I was a child, which I attribute to my parent’s fervor for the field. As a teenager I worked for a neighborhood hardware store in Minneapolis, where I gained […]