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Lost Twin Cities

Author: Larry Millett
Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On December 18, 1961, wrecking trucks rumbled through the streets of downtown Minneapolis toward a rendezvous with the past. Their destination was the corner where the Metropolitan Building, for seventy-one years, had towered above its neighbors. But with the city in the midst of its greatest urban renewal project, the Metropolitan was about to come down, a victim of age, politics, and ideology. Lost Twin Cities,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Millett
ISBN: 087351274X 9780873512749 0873512731 9780873512732
OCLC Number: 25628408
Description: ix, 336 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction (p.1) --
The shape of the past : land and streets (p.9) --
Curiosities and exotica (p.33) --
Urban beginnings,1840-1880 (p.37) --
Building profiles (p.62) --
Small buildings of the 1880s and 1890s (p.102) --
Coming of age, 1880-1900 (p.107) --
Building profiles (p.149) --
Temples and palaces (p.230) --
Visions of change : the twentieth century (p.235) --
Building profiles (p.278) --
Unbuilt Twin Cities (p.300) --
Reference notes (p.304) --
Bibliography (p.325) --
Index (p.328).
Responsibility: Larry Millett.

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"On December 18, 1961, wrecking trucks rumbled through the streets of downtown Minneapolis toward a rendezvous with the past. Their destination was the corner where the Metropolitan Building, for seventy-one years, had towered above its neighbors. But with the city in the midst of its greatest urban renewal project, the Metropolitan was about to come down, a victim of age, politics, and ideology. Lost Twin Cities, made up of images and stories reteived from a largely forgotten past, vividly reconstructs a vanished urban world. Many of the missing buildings are almost beyond recollection, while others remain etched in memory"--Back cover.

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