West Hotel, Minneapolis

In 1884, the young city of Minneapolis got its first world-class hotel, the West Hotel. It was a match for the growing aspirations of the city, which until then had been served primarily by the Nicollet House, founded in 1857, before Minnesota was a state.

Archbishop John Ireland speaking at the dedication of the Exposition Building

Archbishop John Ireland speaking at the dedication of the Exposition Building

John Ireland speaking at the dedication of the Exposition Building, August 23, 1886.

Cass Gilbert standing before partial State Capitol dome

Cass Gilbert standing before partial State Capitol dome

Cass Gilbert standing before the partially completed State Capitol dome, 1901.

Cass Gilbert on roof of State Capitol

Cass Gilbert on roof of State Capitol

Cass Gilbert on the roof of the State Capitol, 1901.

People standing beside stone used for the Capitol

People standing beside stone used for the Capitol

People standing beside a large stone to be used in the construction of the State Capitol, c.1900. Photographer: Cass Gilbert.

Cass Gilbert and staff

Cass Gilbert and staff

Cass Gilbert and staff during construction of the State Capitol, St. Paul, c.1900.

Julia F. Gilbert (Mrs. Cass Gilbert)

Julia F. Gilbert (Mrs. Cass Gilbert)

Cass Gilbert's wife Julia F. Gilbert, 1880–1885

Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert, 1880.

Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert, 1907. Photograph by Pach.

Soo Line Railway passenger ticket

Soo Line Railway passenger ticket

Soo Line Railway ticket, including free admission to the Exposition Building, October 1888.

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