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MINNESOTA MODERN REGISTRY - RESOURCES LIST (updated 08/2019)
The helpful staff at:
Minneapolis Planning Department
Ramsey County Historical Society (St Paul)
Arden Hills Planning & Zoning
Burnsville Planning Department
Chanhassen Planning & Zoning
Deephaven Planning and Zoning (incl. Woodland)
Eden Prairie Planning Division
Edina Planning Division
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society
Fridley Planning & Zoning
Golden Valley's Physical Development Department
Hopkins Planning & Development
Medina Planning & Zoning Department
Minnetonka Community Development
Mound Community Development Department
Orono Community Development Department
Shorewood City Offices
Spring Park City Hall
St. Anthony City Hall
St. Louis Park Planning and Zoning Division
Tonka Bay City Hall
The excellent research of Larry Millett.
American Architects Directory, 1956, 1962 or 1970
Thomas J. Baerwald and Karen L. Harrington, Association of American Geographers, 1986 Twin Cities Field Trip Guide
The American House Today, Reinhold Publishing Co., 1952
Larry Millett, AIA Guide to the Twin Cities; mentioned, but not with its own entry
list of American Institute of Architects Minnesota honors awards, 1954 to 2006
Architecture Minnesota magazine
Architectural Record magazine
Doug Hoverson, Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota
research by Bobak Ha’Eri
Mary Kaeding, Building on a Century: The Kraus-Anderson Story
Donald R. Torbert, A Century of Art and Architecture in Minnesota
Southeast Como Improvement Association, “Como Architectural Styles: A Guide,” pamphlet
James M. Reardon, The Catholic Church in the Diocese of St. Paul
Mary Logue and Dough Ohman, Courthouses of Minnesota
Alan Lathrop, The Churches of Minnesota
David C. Smith, City of Parks: The Story of Minneapolis Parks
Linden Hills History Study Group, Down at the Lake
David M. Schreier, Dakota County in the Twentieth Century
Minneapolis Chapter, AIA, ”Downtown Minneapolis Architecture and Public Art,” pamphlet
Marjorie Pearson and Charlene Roise, “Downtown Minneapolis: An Historic Context,” report
Docomomo Minnesota home tour, 2011
Docomomo Minnesota home tour, October 6, 2012
Elizabeth Vandam, The Doors of Tangletown
David Anderson, ed., Downtown
Everyday Art Quarterly, 22, Spring 1952
Deborah Morse-Kahn, Edina: Chapters in the City History
“800 List: Potential Local/National Historic Sites in Minneapolis,” list prepared for Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, ca. 1981, updated 2000
Thomas Ellerbe, The Ellerbe Tradition: Seventy Years of Architecture and Engineering
Bette Jones Hammel, From Bauhaus to Bowties: HGA Celebrates 35 Years
Hess, Roise and Company, “The Evolution of the Whittier Neighborhood,” report
William Allin Storer, The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion
David Gebhard and Tom Martinson, A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota
Harlan McClure, A Guide to the Architecture of the Twin Cities, booklet
Carl Graffunder house list, compiled by Tony Branfort
Nicholas Westbrook, ed., A Guide to the Industrial Archeology of the Twin Cities
Carole Zellie, “University of Minnesota Greek Letter Chapter House Designation Study,” report
“Carl Graffunder,” Wikipedia entry
Genny Zak Kieley, Green Stamps to Hot Pants: Growing Up in the 50s and 60s
various authors, “Historic American Building Survey” form
William W. Scott and Jeffrey A. Hess, History and Architecture of Edina, Minnesota
House Beautiful magazine
Hennepin Country Assessor; used as source of a building’s construction date
State Historic Preservation Office, “Hennepin County History/Architecture Inventory”
House and Garden magazine)
Hammel Green and Abrahamson, website, hga.com
“Hills Gilbertson and Hayes,” project list from Nick Hayes
Susan Mundale, ed., Haven in the Heart of the City: The History of Lakewood Cemetery
Hopkins Historical Society
Penny A. Peterson, Hiding in Plain Sight: Minneapolis’ First Neighborhood
Elizabeth Vandam, list of Harry Jones designs
Carole Zellie, “The Harmon Place Historic District: Final Report”
Mead and Hunt, “Historic Resources Inventory: Historic Resources in the Loring Park and Eliot Park Neighborhoods, Re-survey of Lowry East Neighborhood”
Mead and Hunt, “Historic Resources Inventory, Portions of Calhoun-Isles Area, City of Minneapolis,” report
Beverly O. Ewing, ed., Hopkins, Minnesota: Through the Years
Elizabeth Vandam, Harry Wild Jones, American Architect
Interior Design magazine
Walker Art Center, Ideas for Modern Living: The Idea Housing Project)
Rhoda Lewin, Jewish Community of North Minneapolis
information in e-mail from John M. Scroggins
James Sazevich, research information on Lexar thumb drive re General Mills, Hwy. 100, IBM, Orrin Thompson, Prudential Building, Richfield High School, Terrace Theater
Jeff Lonto, Legend of the Brewery: A Brief History of the Minneapolis Brewing Heritage, booklet
Lawrence A. Martin, “Thursday Night Hikes: Lake of the Isles Hike Architecture Notes, Part 1,” website, angelfire.com/mn/thursdaynighthikes/lakeisles_arch1.html
David Lanegran and Ernest Sandeen, The Lake District of Minneapolis
Bette Jones Hammel, Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka
Bette Jones Hammel and Karen Melvin, Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes
Larry Millett photo files
Leo C. Meloche, Lake Minnetonka, 1850-2000: A Pictorial History of Things and Places on Lake Minnetonka
Larry Millett research files, numbered 1 through 940
John Borchert, et. al., Legacy of Minneapolis: Preservation Amid Change
Alan Weintraub, Lloyd Wright: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.
Alan Lathrop, Minnesota Architects: A Biographical Dictionary
Thomas Zahn, The Minneapolis Auditorium and Convention Center: The History, booklet
Minneapolis building permit
Author unknown, MCDA and Historic Preservation in Minneapolis
Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky, Minnesota Eats Out
Victor C. Gilbertson, Minnesota Courthouses
“Minneapolis Development Projects,” list on City of Minneapolis web site
Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission registration form or designation study
Minnesota Historical Society Visual Database; n indicates image not available on line
Midwest Homes magazine
Nancy A. Miller, “Minnesota Modernism: A Guide to Modern Architecture in Minnesota, 1945-1970,” pamphlet
Larry Millett, Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury
Gar Hargens, “A Look at Mid-century Modernist Homes through the Work of Close Associates,” Minnesota Preservationist, March-April 2010
Larry Millett, Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes
“Minnesota Preservationist,” newsletter of Minnesota Preservatrion Alliance
Minneapolis Photo Collection at Minneapolis Public Library
Landscape Research, “Minneapolis Public Schools Historic Context Study,” report
“Minnesota Reflections,” website, reflections.mndigital.org
Mary Costello, Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge by Bridge, vol. 2
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Mpls St Paul magazine
Hanje Richards, Minneapolis-St. Paul Then and Now
records available at Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota
Garneth Peterson and Carole Zellie, “Northeast Minneapolis, Minneapolis Historic Context Study,” report
Garneth Peterson and Carole Zellie, “North Minneapolis, Minneapolis Historic Context Study,” report
National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form
Northwest Architect magazine
Eric Kudalis, ed., One Hundred Places Plus One: An Unofficial Architectural Survey of Favorite Minnesota Sites
Larry Millett, Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities
Bernard Jacob and Carol Morphew, Pocket Architecture
Progressive Architecture magazine
Judith A. Martin and Antony Goddard, Past Choices/Present Landscapes: The Impact of Urban Renewal on the Twin Cities
Ellen Wilson Meyer, Picturesque Deephaven
Popular Home magazine
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Marjorie Pearson, “Prospect Park, Minneapolis: An Historical Survey”
Genny Zak Kieley, Pride and Tradition
Penny A. Petersen, “Public Women: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Minneapolis Riverfront, 1867-1910,” manuscript
website, roadside architecture.com
Judith Martin, Recycling the Central City: The Development of a New Town-In Town
Frederick L. Johnson, Richfield: Minnesota’s Oldest Suburb
Genny Zak Kieley, Roots and Ties: A Scrapbook of Northeast Memories
Helen Blodgett, Robbinsdale Then and Now
Jane King Hession, Rip Rapson, Bruce N. Wright, Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design
Donald Torbert, Significant Architecture in the History of Minneapolis
Scott County Historical Society
Frederick L. Johnson with Thomas U. Tuttle, Suburban Dawn: The Emergence of Richfield, Edina and Bloomington
Kirk J. Besse, Show Houses: Twin Cities Style
Various authors, SkyscraperPage.com
St. Louis Park Historical Society, at slphistory.org
Marjorie Pearson and Charlene K. Roise, “South Minneapolis: An Historic Context,” report
Steve Trimble, In the Shadow of the City: A History of the Loring Park Neighborhood
Jeffrey A. Hess and Paul Clifford Larson, St. Paul’s Architecture: A History
St. Louis Park Historical Society website
Brad Zellar, Suburban World, The Norling Photos
File of miscellaneous material entitled “Twin Cities Apartments and Condos”
File of miscellaneous material entitled “Twin Cities Concept Houses”
Dave Kenney, Twin Cities Picture Show: A Century of Moviegoing
File of miscellaneous information entitled “Twin Cities Restaurants”
Larry Millett, Twin Cities Then and Now
“The Tyrol Hills Neighborhood,” website, tyrolhomes.com
Bruce Weir Benidt, The Library Book: Centennial History of the Minneapolis Public Library
Thatcher Imboden and Cedar Imboden Phillips, Uptown Minneapolis
Dean Abrahamson, ed., Under the Witch’s Hat: A Prospect Park East River Road Neighborhood History
Frank Edgerton Martin, ed., Valued Places: Landscape Architecture in Minnesota
Lawrence A. Martin, “Thursday Night Hikes: Washburn-Fair Oaks Hike Architecture Notes,” web site, angelfire.com/mn/thursdaynighthikes/fairoakhike.html
Lawrence A. Martin, “Thursday Night Hikes: Washburn-Fair Oaks Hike Architecture, Part 3,” web site
Lawrence A. Martin, “Thursday Night Hikes: Washburn-Fair Oaks Hike Architecture, Part 5,” web site
Hennepin History Museum, “Washburn-Fair Oaks Walking Tour,” web site
Longfellow History Project, West River Parkway: A Walking Guide to Historic sites in Longfellow, booklet
Judith A. Martin and David A. Lanegran, Where We Live: The Residential Districts of Minneapolis and Saint Paul
Larson Fisher Associates, “Intensive Survey of Historic Resources in Duluth’s East End Neighborhood,” prepared for the Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission, August 2007
“Community Health Needs Assessment,” Rainy Lake Medical Center, International Falls, MN, December 2013.
John Ramos, The Duluth Public Library: Modernist Masterpiece, Duluth Reader, February 19, 2015
"Birkerts' Library for Duluth", Architectural Record, November 1980
“Duluth tour highlights sleek, mid-century buildings,” Duluth News Tribune, September 19, 2010
Duluth Preservation Alliance
“City of Superior, Wisconsin Architectural and Historical Intensive Survey Report” (Draft Copy) Prepared by Kelly Blaubach, M.A., Lead Architectural Historian University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cultural Resource Management
“Zion Lutheran celebrates 125th anniversary,” Pine Journal and Forum, Oct 2, 2011
Joseph Peterson, "History of Our Savior's", Our Savior's Lutheran Church website, accessed February 13, 2020
“History,” Trinity Lutheran Hovland, accessed February 15, 2020
"Luther College History FAQ » Buildings", Luther College, accessed February 15, 2020
William E. Stark, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for “Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church”, May 2015
“About Us,” Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mt. Horeb, accessed February 15, 2020
Sandy Henke and Joe Luginbill, “Good Shepherd: “Living History” Commemorating our Sixtieth Anniversary (1955 – 2015),” Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd, accessed February 15, 2020
“Guide to the Phillips and Cohen Family Papers, 1936-2009,” University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, accessed February 15, 2020
"Central Transit Corridor Phase II Architectural History Investigation", by The 106 Group Ltd, submitted to Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, SHPO File No. 96-0059PA, September 2004
Canton Lutheran Church v. Sovik, Mathre, Sathrum & Quanbeck, 507 F. Supp. 873, 878 (D.S.D. 1981)
Hannah Yang, “Coming Full Circle; Legacy of Brownsdale completes renovation of former elementary school,” Austin Daily Herald, November 28, 2018
“About Us,” Trinity United Methodist Church, accessed February 15, 2020
Nathan Hansen, "La Crosse district to celebrate Longfellow 75th anniversary Sunday", La Crosse Tribune, May 21, 2016.
“Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU), 1501 State Street, Marshall, Lyon County, MN,” Historic American Landscapes Survey, Library of Congress
“University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Vincent Murphy Courtyard, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, East Bank, Courtyard between Vincent Hall and Murphy Hall , Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN,” Historic American Landscapes Survey, Library of Congress
"Architecture magazine highlights Christiansen Hall of Music." St Olaf College News, July 12, 2018.
Frank Edgerton Martin, "Gathering Spaces," Architecture MN, 2018
“Minnesota Modern Masters: Ed Sovik” (Vimeo), MNSAH, Published November 12, 2019.
“Minnesota Modern Masters: David Salmela” (Vimeo), MNSAH, Published November 16, 2019.
Winona Newspaper Database, The Darrell W. Krueger Library at Winona State University
“Name Architects for WSC Job,” The Winona Daily News, October 12, 1959
"Break Ground for St Mary's Building Friday,” The Winona Daily News, September 14, 1954
"St Mary's Chapel Contracts Awarded," The Winona Daily News, July 26, 1958.
C. Gordon Holte, "City Architect Gets School Assignment," The Winona Daily News, December 10, 1964.
"Fowler-Hammer Gets Contract for 1st National," The Winona Daily News, March 3, 1964.
"New St. Charles Bank Sets Open House Next Weekend," The Winona Daily News, December 5, 1965.
"Lewiston Bank Plans Open House in New Building," The Winona Daily News, July 30, 1967.
"Bids Invited on Post Office Construction," The Winona Daily News, May 24, 1962.
"Ground Broken for Teresan Hall," The Winona Daily News, June 13, 1963.
Margie Cady, "WSU gets keys to Tau Center," The Winona Daily News, March 20, 2003.
"St. Teresa Contracts for Million Dollar Dormitory," The Winona Daily News, August 23, 1961.
"St. Teresa to Build 200-Bed Dorm," The Winona Daily News, July 13, 1961.
"College Building Boom Keeps on Growing," The Winona Daily News, January 2, 1966.
"Saint Teresa Maps 10-Year Expansion Plan," The Winona Daily News, October 16, 1958.
"Plum City School Contracts Let; Total: $80,000," The Winona Daily News, May 18, 1955.
"TC Dormitory Bid Opening on May 3," The Winona Daily News, April 14, 1956.
"Nazarene Church Building Bids Total $64,553," The Winona Daily News, May 10, 1956.
"Brownsville Parish to Build New Rectory," The Winona Daily News, May 21, 1956.
"Contract Let for $123,800 Hokah School," The Winona Daily News, September 19, 1957.
"$760,000 for St. Mary's Building," The Winona Daily News, April 26, 1957.
"NW Bell to Build Big Addition Here," The Winona Daily News, April 23, 1964.
"Building Projects Continue at Record Pace," The Winona Daily News, December 31, 1961.
"State Gives Approval to New Hospital," The Winona Daily News, September 9, 1959.
"Bids Opened for Cotter High Building," Winona Republican-Herald, April 7, 1953.
"Winona Builds,” Winona Republican-Herald, October 31, 1953.
“Obituary: William C. Schuler,” The Winona Daily News, September 13, 2011
"La Crescent School Adding Gymnasium," The Winona Daily News, January 15, 1958.
"La Crescent Catholic Church to be Dedicated," The Winona Daily News, May 5, 1963.
"La Crescent to Vote on First High School," The Winona Daily News, August 11, 1963.
"Catholic Church Dedicates Unit At La Crescent," The Winona Daily News, September 16, 1966.
"Another Good Construction Year Expected," The Winona Daily News, December 30, 1962.
"City Enjoys Top Building Week of '57," The Winona Daily News, May 13, 1957.
"Construction Starts On New Funeral Home," The Winona Daily News, July 15, 1959.
"Steel Strike Not Felt Here," The Winona Daily News, September 11, 1959.
"Watkins Home Board to See Building Sketch," The Winona Daily News, August 15, 1958.
"FHA Approves Methodist Home Building Loan," The Winona Daily News, October 26, 1959.
"St. Charles Lutherans to Build," The Winona Daily News, July 7, 1961.
"Watkins dedicated today; other buildings ready soon," The Winonan, May 8, 1964.
"Westfield to Vote Saturday on $95,000 Clubhouse," The Winona Daily News, January 25, 1963.
"New $93,000 Teachers College Library Now Being Used," Winona Republican-Herald, May 13, 1939.
"WSC Library Bids Total $153,358," The Winona Daily News, February 28, 1958.
"4 Classrooms Asked at Minnesota City," The Winona Daily News, June 16, 1965.
"Site Preparation Plans Made for Technical School," The Winona Daily News, April 12, 1966.
"Preston Church Lets Contracts For New Edifice," The Winona Daily News, July 3, 1966.
"Fountain City Church Builds Education Unit," The Winona Daily News, July 29, 1966.
"Union: Building Across Gap," The Winona Daily News, November 24, 1968.
"Hometown Icon: La Crosse City Hall," La Crosse Tribune, August 25, 2014.
"In Design: WSC Building 'innovative'," The Winona Daily News, June 17, 1973.
"Center for Performing Arts: dream becomes reality," The Winona Daily News, January 17, 1971.
"Most versatile building in town," The Winona Daily News, April 30, 1972.
"Whitehall Catholics to Dedicate," The Winona Daily News, June 15, 1962.
"Stone Ceremony At St. Stanislaus Friday Afternoon," Winona Republican-Herald, April 24, 1952
"Committee Named For Construction At Sacret Heart," The Winona Daily News, April 1, 1960.
"St Stan's to Dedicate School," The Winona Daily News, May 3, 1968.
"Relgion Roundup: St Stanislaus Mission Set," The Winona Daily News, October 1, 1976.
Jay M. Price, Temples for a Modern God: Religious Architecture in Postwar America, OUP USA, 2013.
"Granger Lutherans To Build Church," The Winona Daily News, August 7, 1954.
"St Matthew's OKs $326,000 Building Job," The Winona Daily News, March 15, 1955.
"Fire Station Plans Approved By City Board," The Winona Daily News, December 16, 1954.
"City Issues $203,000 Fire Station Permit," The Winona Daily News, March 7, 1955.
"Wabasha Board Approvs Plans for Kellogg School," The Winona Daily News, April 9, 1962.
"New Kellogg School Occupied," The Winona Daily News, January 20, 1962.
Mark W. Olson, "Where the heck it was," Chaska Herald, January 27, 2015
Jay Pridmore, I. W. Colburn: Emotion in Modern Architecture, Lake Forest College Press, 2015.
"Glockenspiel Dedication" program, May 25, 1980.
Anne Healy and Sherry Kankel, “A History of Red Lake County,” Red Lake County Historical Society, 1976
"Dedication, Open House Sunday at Chokio Community Center," The Northern Star, October 2, 1975.
“Several Catholic churches to close, consolidate in the Diocese of Duluth,” Bemidji Pioneer, January 19, 2012.
Obituary for Richard K. Lenci, Mesabi Daily News, December 13, 2014.
“History of the Catholic parishes of Virginia and Mountain Iron,” Holy Spirit Parish, accessed March 7, 2020.
Thomas Saylor, "Jonathan Planned City of Tommorrow," Minnesota History, Fall 2013.
Mark W. Olson, “For sale: Piece of Jonathan history,” Chaska Herald, February 19, 2015.
"The New Budik Building," The Redwood Gazette, October 14, 1937.
“Dresbach Center Opens,” Minnesota Highways, March 1971.
Andy Sturdevant, "Seven stories down: U building serves as a tribute to Minnesota experimentalism," MinnPost.com, September 16, 2015.
Robert Eggleson, "$203,885 Bid Wins Big Water Reservoir Contract for WMC," The Winona Daily News, April 17, 1956.
Burnsville Historical Society; burnsvillehistory.org
Frank Jossi, “Real estate on a stick: Our property guide to the Minnesota State Fair,” Finance & Commerce, August 25, 2011.
"News release: Elk River power plant to be torn down", Star News, September 16, 2019.
“Elk River – Rural America’s First Atomic Power Plant,” ANS Nuclear Cafe, July 28, 2016.
“History,” East Central Energy, accessed March 23, 2020.
“History of Princeton Public Utilities,” Princeton Public Utilities, accessed March 24, 2020.
“State Bank of Faribault Expands Again.” Commercial West, Volume 140, Financial Communications, 1970.
Mary Warner, “The Sudden Death of a Community Institution: Home Savings of America,” Morrison County Historical Society newsletter, Volume 25, Number 3, 2012.
Bill Morgan, "Local architect used art deco in Wilson school design," St Cloud Times, November 9, 2015.
Jake Judd, "District Sells Wilson School," KNSI, June 20, 2019.
Mary Palcich Keyes, "Hibbing’s early health care," Hibbing Daily Tribune, October 14, 2018.
“The Year Book of Registered Architects Engineers and Land Surveyors, State of Minnesota, Harold E. Stassen, Governor” 1942
Kimley-Horn and Associates and Minnesota Department of Transportation, "Bottineau Transitway Project Phase I and II Architectural History Survey Supplemental Report 1", June 2013
"How to specify Architectural concrete how to get what you specify" (1979) by Iver Johnson, President, Gunnar I. Johnson & Son Inc., General Contractors, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Conversation with Rodney W. Billman by Bobak Ha'Eri, March 29, 2017
University of Minnesota Faculty, Staff, and Student Directories, 1928-79
Correspondence with Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor
Correspondence with Stephen Schreiber, Senior Specialist, Corporate Communications, Cargill
Conversation with Arnie Kroll, Jo & Steve Zimmermann
Conversation with Rick Carter
Conversation with Nancy A. Johnson
AIA Minnesota 25 Year Award Recipients: https://www.aia-mn.org/get-involved/aia-minnesota-awards/25-year-award/
Heather Goodson, Principal Investigator Mead & Hunt, Inc, "Phase I/phase Ii Architecture History Investigation For The Proposed Southwest Transitway Project Hennepin County, Minnesota, Volume One: Eden Prairie Survey Zone, Minnetonka Survey Zone, Hopkins Survey Zone, St. Louis Park Survey Zone (Excluding Railroad – Related Properties)" (September 2010), Authorized and Sponsored by: Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority and Metropolitan Council
"Historic Resources Inventory Capstone, Minneapolis, Minnesota" (July 2013), prepared by Stark Preservation Planning, prepared for The City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning & Economic Development and Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office