Exposition Building and St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis

Exposition Building and St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis

The Exposition Building and St. Anthony Falls, c.1895.

Laying the cornerstone of the Exposition Building, Minneapolis

Laying the cornerstone of the Exposition Building, Minneapolis

Laying the cornerstone of the Exposition Building, 1886. Photographer: William H. Jacoby.

Exposition Building, Minneapolis

Exposition Building, Minneapolis

Advertisement for the first Industrial Exposition with image of new building, 1886.

Leroy Buffington

Leroy Buffington

Portrait of Leroy Buffington by William Cogswell, 1889. Owned and donated to the Minnesota Historical Society by Buffington's daughter Ella.

Pillsbury A Mill, elevator, and surrounding buildings

Pillsbury A Mill, elevator, and surrounding buildings

Photograph of a Buffington design drawing for the Pillsbury A Mill, 1879. Photographer: Leroy S. Buffington.

LeRoy S. Buffington

LeRoy S. Buffington

Cabinet photograph of Leroy Buffington, c.1895. Photographer: George W. Floyd.

Blaine and Harrison delegates, West Hotel, Minneapolis

Blaine and Harrison delegates, West Hotel, Minneapolis

James G. Blaine and Benjamin Harrison delegates to the Republican National Convention cheering in the hallways of the West Hotel, 1892.

Fifth and Hennepin looking west, Minneapolis

Fifth and Hennepin looking west, Minneapolis

The West Hotel, several decades old, in 1910, on Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, looking west.

West Hotel, Fifth Street at Hennepin, Minneapolis

West Hotel, Fifth Street at Hennepin, Minneapolis

The West Hotel, Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, c.1902.

Lobby of West Hotel, Hennepin Avenue at Fifth Street, Minneapolis

Lobby of West Hotel, Hennepin Avenue at Fifth Street, Minneapolis

The lobby of the West Hotel, c.1890. It was one of the largest lobbies in the country at the time.

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