Lost Twin Cities

Lost Twin Cities An impressive sampling of the vanished buildings of the Twin Cities tracing their history and including information on who the owners and architects were how these structures were used why they wer

  • Title: Lost Twin Cities
  • Author: Larry Millett
  • ISBN: 9780873512732
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • An impressive sampling of the vanished buildings of the Twin Cities, tracing their history and including information on who the owners and architects were, how these structures were used, why they were torn down, and what occupies each site today Highly recommended Library JournalLost Twin Cities is an architectural and social history of the downtowns of St Paul and An impressive sampling of the vanished buildings of the Twin Cities, tracing their history and including information on who the owners and architects were, how these structures were used, why they were torn down, and what occupies each site today Highly recommended Library JournalLost Twin Cities is an architectural and social history of the downtowns of St Paul and Minneapolis The richly illustrated text emphasizes the growth and development of the two downtowns in the nineteenth century and their subsequent alteration by urban renewal and other forces of change in the twentieth century.

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    • Kate says:

      It's so sad to think that all these beautiful buildings were torn down for progress. I love St Paul more than Minneapolis. St Paul makes no sense at all unless you memorize the streets. I wish I could have seen it before the 94 and 35E corridors were put in. If you're interested or researching the Twin Cities, this book will prove invaluable to you.

    • Kalen Graham says:

      A photo book and stories of the history of architecture in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Both St. Paul and Minneapolis had underground rivers and lakes hidden in caves at the banks of the Mississippi. Most of these caves have been closed or destroyed.Stephanie purchased this book for me as a birthday present

    • Wm says:

      This is a heart-breaking read. Although Millett is very unsentimental and straightforward about things. It doesn't drip with nostalgia and the outrage is restrained. And he's quick to point out that not all of what was built over the years was inspired nor safe nor useful. You'll still find yourself gnashing your teeth at times, and if you don't come away from this book with the belief that I-94 was a tragedy, a wound, a catastrophe, then you have no soul. Or you just hate urban environments.

    • Valerie says:

      Absolutely riveting. I think this book was meant to be sort of a coffee table book with lots of pictures, but I read every single page. It is fascinating to learn about how many buildings and neighborhoods have come and gone and completely changed through the years. I didn't know anything about the history of Minneapolis/St. Paul before, and now as I drive around the city I think of the buildings and stories included in this book.

    • angrykitty says:

      so i just happened to catch the documentary about this book on pbsd of coursei had to go get the book. it's an awesome book about minneapolis/st. paul, but to see all that we have lost is really very sad.

    • Debra says:

      Love, love, love this book! The pictures and accompanying narrative are well-researched and written! It's a beautiful chronicle of times gone by.

    • Jeff says:

      If you live in the Twin Cities this is a very cool book and lots of pictures. The old buildings here were unbelievable

    • Tara says:

      Minneapolis. Nostalgia. Appreciation.

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