A fire early this morning caused workers to flee to the rooftop of a historic 10-story building in downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis First Battalion Police Chief Randy Miller said the fire was quickly controlled and no one was injured. He estimated about $50,000 in damages.
The historic and aging Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis will be redesigned rather than demolished as per the terms of an out-of-court agreement approved today by city council and signed by Mayor R.T. Rybak.An announcement released by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and the Washington, D.C ... More >>
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Eat your Herkimer out, Uptown. Northeast? Ain't Grumpy enough, apparently. Because according to what looks to be a pretty thorough Forbes study, the Twin Cities' hipster hotspot is the North Loop.SEE ALSO:-- Twin Cities overrated as a hipster haven, according to Travel Leisure-- 10 Things hipsters c ... More >>
The controversy over the city of Minneapolis' plan to demolish Peavey Plaza, a 27-year-old park plaza designed by landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, could end up being resolved in a court room. Two advocacy groups -- The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and the Washington D.C.-based Cultural ... More >>
WikipediaThe Pillsbury A Mill today.Some people look at the Pillsbury A Mill building across the Mississippi from downtown Minneapolis and see a run-down heap of brick and stone. Developers look at it and see a cash cow. But the National Register of Historic Places looks at it sees one of Ameri ... More >>
Trilby Busch This Saturday, architectural history buffs can enjoy an informal walking tour and photo shoot in Lowry Hill. Organized by a couple of researchers who have been studying master builder T.P. Healy, who designed and built houses for Minneapolis's high society in the late 1800s, the ... More >>
People living in the Twin Cities are lucky to have so many events around town that indulge in old-fashioned fun. The Mighty Wurlitzer before a movie at the Heights or swing dancing in the Wabasha Street Caves are just a few examples. When thinking of prominent partiers from the past though, w ... More >>
Michelle LeonForum--a marvel in historic preservation. Restaurateur Jim Ringo--also of Ringo --has lovingly restored the space at 40 South Seventh Street, most recently occupied by Goodfellows, into a wonder of historic preservation. In the '20s, the space was occupied by the Saxe Theater, a larg ... More >>
After six stormy years, Gurban is given the boot
Buying a home for the price of a king-size candy bar might sound enticing, but don't get your hopes up.
With demolition all but assured, preservationists aim to take their fight to court
Taxpayers spent $65,000 to demolish the old Victorian at 1816 15th Ave. S. A buyer wanted to invest at least that much to fix it up. Make sense? You bet, says the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.
Minneapolis's Victorian gems have endured boom times, bad times, and some godawful weather. Now they face their greatest danger yet: government ownership and a new brand of antique "collectors."
A Minneapolis church and city leaders square off over windows
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
While no one was watching, Block E became Blocks D, E, and F.
By the end of the month, the City Council could order the demolition of the Shubert, Minneapolis's oldest theater.