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Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places

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The first book to tour forgotten landmarks throughout the state of Minnesota.

Believe it or not, Minnesota's architectural landscape has included a house made from the fuselage of a B-29 bomber, a hotel that spent its final years as a chicken hatchery, a Civil War cemetery, a treehouse built and occupied year-round by an eccentric university professor, and a railway that once carried passengers up Duluth's steep incline from Lake Superior.

They are all gone now, along with countless houses, parks, bridges, theaters, sports stadiums, courthouses, and farm buildings in which Minnesotans have worked, played, and lived their lives. Though other books have looked at the lost architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Jack El-Hai's Lost Minnesota is the first book to tell the stories of buildings and landmarks from rural and small-town Minnesota, as well as those of the residential and suburban areas of the state's largest cities.

From Rochester's Hotel Zumbro and the Charles H. Mayo House to the Hastings Spiral Bridge and the Lyceum Theater of Duluth, El-Hai rediscovers a lost landscape and the values and lifestyle of a bygone era. He tours not only Twin Cities buildings, such as the Fairoaks mansion, the Wilder Baths, and the Beyrer Brewery, but also its sites, such as the Wonderland amusement park, in order to re-create not only where but how Minnesotans lived.

Lost Minnesota presents eighty-nine beautifully illustrated stories about these fascinating places and those who built them, lived in them, and tore them down. This is a book sure to delight the Minnesota history enthusiast and anyone who is curious about the state's changing urban,small-town, and rural landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816635153
Author:
El-Hai, Jack
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Location:
Minneapolis
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Minnesota
Subject:
Lost architecture
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Lost architecture - Minnesota
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 155
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 black-and-white photos
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.00 x 8.00 in

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