From the grand boulevard of Summit Avenue to the gleaming State Capitol, from the warehouses of University Avenue to the postwar neighborhoods in Highland Park, St. Paul, Minnesota, is a city blessed with an extraordinary architectural heritage. In St. Paul s Architecture, Jeffrey A. Hess and Paul Clifford Larson portray the city s distinct history and character through the evolution of its architecture. Starting with the buildings that defined St. Paul s founding in the 1840s, through the great construction boom of the mid-1880s, to the stylish and artistic work of Period Revival architects in the 1920s and 1930s and the rise of modernism after World War II, the authors showcase the city s rich architectural heritage. Concluding the exploration, the book s final chapter sheds light on the architecture of present-day St. Paul. St. Paul s Architecture presents more than 225 notable surviving buildings and the history of several neighborhoods of the city. With many historical photographs and illustrations, this engaging book is a valuable resource not only for those interested in architectural heritage but also for anyone who admires St. Paul s unique beauty and charm.Jeffrey A. Hess is a cultural historian who writes about the evolution of the American landscape. He recently retired from the historical consulting firm of Hess, Roise and Company.Paul Clifford Larson is a public historian and historic building consultant. He is the author of Minnesota Architect: The Life and Work of Clarence H. Johnston, Icy Pleasures: Minnesota Celebrates Winter, and A Place at the Lake.Published in cooperation with the City of St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission."
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University of Minnesota Press
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