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MINNESOTA MODERN REGISTRY
DOCOMOMO US/MN is excited to announce the initial release of our Minnesota Modern Registry which documents the wide array of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the modern movement in the state of Minnesota.
The sites on our map and in our registry do not represent a complete list of Modern resources in the state. Inclusion of a property on the map does not necessarily mean that it is architecturally or historically significant, rather we have been assembling a broad inventory to begin to understand what resources are currently out there. The “Highlights” layer exists to show properties that board members have pinpointed as being important, unique, or simply crowd favorites. The resources that lie outside Minnesota were determined to have strong enough Minnesota connections to be included in the listing.
We hope that providing a visual representation of Modern sites in the state will allow for a better understanding of the role of these sites in their respective communities and serve as a proactive way to encourage preservation.
Our registry committee continues to update our registry and map, which is currently being hosted via Google Maps for the sake of public familiarity, ease of use, and greatest accessibility. Other mapping or spatial methods of representation are possible in the future.
We have been working with other organizations and individuals to expand the database and continue to catalog sites, existing and non-extant, into the growing registry. From the information compiled, we are beginning to identify contexts, themes and geographic areas of development relating to the Modern Movement in need of further examination. Using this information, we plan to pursue grants and other incentives to further mapping capabilities and expand data within our registry through survey and more in-depth research initiatives. The Twin Cities-heavy model will serve as an evolving template to expand into more areas outstate as we continue research.
We look forward to hearing about your experience using our map and any feedback or ideas you might have!
As you browse the map, what are some functions, filters, and/or information which would make your search more efficient and/or exploratory? Did we miss your favorite building? Have you found an error in our information? Interested in more information on a site? Respond in the form below the map.
Click on the map below to view it in full screen.
List of the various resources we utilized can be found here.