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Cass Gilbert Architectural Self-Tours & Maps

Minnesota State Capitol Tour
A description of this Minnesota Historical Society-led tour can be found here. Schedule for walking tours can be found here.

New York City, Newark & Connecticut Tour [13400KB PDF]
Slideshow of 2007 Tour highlights including the Brooklyn Army Terminal; the West Street Building and Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan; the newly restored Essex County Courthouse in Newark, N.J.; the Cass Gilbert Historic District in Waterbury, Connecticut, where the city approved restoration of the City Hall; and Cass Gilbert’s country house and the local cemetery in Ridgefield, Connecticut. See cover story in CGS February, 2008 Newsletter.

St. Paul Lowertown Tour [876KB PDF]
St. Paul's Lowertown’s railroad, manufacturing, and wholesaling companies expressed their pride and permanence in the structures they erected, beginning in the 1880s. A significant concentration of these buildings survive, unified by similar architectural styles and construction materials Many were designed by the city’s most prestigious architects, including Cass Gilbert and Clarence Johnston. This tour focuses on ten buildings.

St. Paul Walking Tour [2600KB PDF]
This tour focuses on ten houses and two churches designed by Cass Gilbert. Also included are the home of his partner, James Knox Taylor, and the home of his chief draftsman and protege Thomas Holyoke. Several other buildings and sites that have personal or professional connections with Gilbert are noted.