Imdieke Brickyard

From 1883-1915, Imdieke Brickyard in Meire Grove produced bricks using traditional European methods. Residents supported this business venture by purchasing materials to create structures that represented their German culture.

MN90: Honeywell's Hot Little Thermostat

The Honeywell round thermostat design is one of the most user-friendly and underappreciated appliance designs of all time. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel explains what has made the “T86 Round” so popular and so enduring.

Black and white image of Honeywell Round thermostat.

Honeywell Round thermostat

The Honeywell Round, 2007.

Color image of Honeywell Chronotherm counter sign.

Honeywell Chronotherm counter sign

Metal stand-up counter sign advertising the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company's Chronotherm Automatic Thermostat. Created by Donaldson Art Sign between 1930 and 1945.

Black and white photograph of Honeywell Round thermostats ready for final checkout and packaging at a factory in Golden Valley, c.1955.

Honeywell Round thermostats ready for final checkout and packaging

Honeywell Round thermostats ready for final checkout and packaging at a factory in Golden Valley, c.1955.

The Honeywell Round Thermostat

The world's most iconic home thermostat was created in Minneapolis. The Round, designed by engineer Carl Kronmiller and designer Henry Dreyfuss, was introduced in 1953 by the company then known as Minneapolis-Honeywell. The Round became both a sales mainstay and a world-renowned piece of industrial art.

Black and white photograph of bronze capstan from the Hesper

Bronze capstan from the Hesper

Bronze capstan from the wreck of the Hesper.

Black and white photograph of the the Hesper at Manitowoc, c.1900

The Hesper at Manitowoc, c.1900

Starboard bow view in river at Manitowoc, c.1900

Black and white photograph of the Hesper, c.1900.

The Hesper, c.1900

Starboard bow view of the Hesper in St. Mary's River, c.1900.

Color image of Cold Spring Granite Company Loading Area, c.2007.

Cold Spring Granite Company Loading Area

Cold Spring Granite Company Loading Area, c.2007.

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