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Twin Cities Then And Now

Author : Larry Millett
ISBN : 0873513274
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Twin Cities: Then and Now is an engaging, startling, and at times heartbreaking look at the dramatic evolution of landscapes in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Larry Millett, author of Lost Twin Cities, explores the changing appearances of Minneapolis and St. Paul from the vantage point of their relatively static streets. Seventy-two historic photographs taken from the 1880s to the late 1950s, are paired with Jerry Mathiason's elegant new black-and-white photographs to provide superb visual comparisons between then and now. Millett's lively and informative essays examine the often astonishing changes wrought by time and circumstance. Maps and detailed informational graphics provide orientation and identify hundreds of significant buildings and places in the photographs.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Minneapolis St Paul Then And Now

Author : Hanje Richards
ISBN : 1571456872
Genre : Architecture
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Saint Paul, the capital of Minnesota since 1849, and its twin city Minneapolis, a few miles to the west, have enjoyed a special relationship since their early days. Fittingly for a city that has 18 of Minnesota's 12,034 lakes within its limits, Minneapolis derives its name from the Dakota word for water (minne) together with the Greek word for city. The original purpose of the city was to process Minnesota's grain, harnessing the St. Anthony Falls to power the mills. Saint Paul was pivotal to the trade in lumber and fur and is notable for its beautifully designed cathedral, its American Indian heritage, and its picturesque boulevards and squares. Today, both cities are prosperous and vibrant, loaded with history, culture, and great architecture, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in America.
Category: Architecture

Lost Twin Cities

Author : Larry Millett
ISBN : 9780873512732
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Aia Guide To The Twin Cities

Author : Larry Millett
ISBN : 0873515404
Genre : Architecture
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Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring 3,000 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, this is the essential guide to the architecture Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Category: Architecture

Minneapolis St Paul Then And Now

Author : Bill Lindeke
ISBN : 1911216988
Genre : Architecture
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Locked together in an affectionate sibling rivalry, Minneapolis and its twin city St. Paul are constantly growing and changing. The long and cold Minnesota winters and humid summers have spawned an architecture to beat the weather with indoor shopping malls, domed stadiums, skyways, and a whole host of sports and celebrations that thrive in this climate. Local author Bill Lindeke shows how the Twin Cities have developed from simple trading posts on the banks of the Mississippi in "the land of 10,000 lakes." Sites include: Forum Cafeteria, Lumber Exchange Building, Foshay Tower, City Hall, Pillsbury 'A' Mill, Milwaukee Depot, Metropolitan Building, Huber H. Humphye Metrodome, Triangle Bar, Loring Park, Basilica of St. Mary, University of Minnesota, Northrup Auditorium, Swedish Institute, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Hennepin and Lake, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, Minnehaha Falls, Fort Snelling, Seven Corners, Landmark Center, Mickey's Diner, First State Capitol Building, Third State Capitol, Science Museum, St. Paul Union Depot, and Castle Royal.
Category: Architecture

Once There Were Castles

Author : Larry Millett
ISBN : 9781452933115
Genre : Architecture
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Take a tour of the lost mansions of the Twin Cities
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Twin Cities By Trolley

Author : John W. Diers
ISBN : 9781452912950
Genre : Transportation
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The recent development of light rail transit in the Twin Cities has been an undeniable success. Plans for additional lines progress, and our ways of shopping, dining, and commuting are changing dramatically. As we embrace riding the new Hiawatha light rail line, an older era comes to mind—the age when everyone rode the more than 500 miles of track that crisscrossed the Twin Cities. In Twin Cities by Trolley, John Diers and Aaron Isaacs offer a rolling snapshot of Minneapolis and St. Paul from the 1880s to the 1950s, when the streetcar system shaped the growth and character of the entire metropolitan area. More than 400 photographs and 70 maps let the reader follow the tracks from Stillwater to University Avenue to Lake Minnetonka, through Uptown to downtown Minneapolis. The illustrations show nearly every neighborhood in Minneapolis and St. Paul as it was during the streetcar era. At its peak in the 1920s and early 1930s, the Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT) operated over 900 streetcars, owned 523 miles of track, and carried more than 200 million passengers annually. Recounting the rise and fall of the TCRT, Twin Cities by Trolley explores the history, organization, and operations of the streetcar system, including life as a streetcar operator and the technology, design, and construction of the cars. Inspiring fond memories for anyone who grew up in the Twin Cities, Twin Cities by Trolley leads readers on a fascinating and enlightening tour of this bygone era in the neighborhood and the city they call home. John W. Diers has worked in the transit industry for thirty-five years, including twenty-five years at the Twin Cities Metropolitan Transit Commission. He has written for Trains, and has served on the board of the Minnesota Transportation Museum. Aaron Isaacs worked with Metro Transit for thirty-three years. He is the author of Twin City Lines—The 1940s and The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line. He is also the editor of Railway Museum Quarterly.
Category: Transportation

Subterranean Twin Cities

Author : Greg A. Brick
ISBN : 9781452914329
Genre : Social Science
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In Subterranean Twin Cities, geologist, historian, and urban speleologist Greg Brick takes us on an adventurous, educational, and-thankfully-sanitary journey beneath the streets and into the myriad tunnels, caves, and industrial spaces that make up the Twin Cities' fascinating and surprisingly vast underground landscape. In this groundbreaking tour, the first of its kind of the Twin Cities, Brick mines the stories that lie below the city surface.
Category: Social Science

Twin Cities Picture Show

Author : Dave Kenney
ISBN : 0873515951
Genre : Performing Arts
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A lively illustrated history that reveals how the movie business has fascinated, scandalized, and socialized the Twin Cities and its people.
Category: Performing Arts

Walking Twin Cities

Author : Holly Day
ISBN : 9780899977201
Genre : Travel
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Even though they’re often lumped together, the Twin Cities are two distinct cities with very different histories. Minneapolis is the Mill City, the City of Lakes, composed mostly of flat prairies. St. Paul is the Capital City, built on rolling hills and high river bluffs. Whether you’re interested in art, culture, history, or nature, there’s a walk in this book designed for your interests. We hope that it serves not only as a guidebook for (re)discovering the Twin Cities, but as a springboard for additional explorations. Walking Twin Cities contains 35 walks of varying levels of difficulty, built around the natural, architectural, and historical attractions of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The downtown areas of both cities are explored in depth, as well as many of the neighborhoods, scenic parks, and lakes that are scattered through the area.
Category: Travel