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American Association of State and Local History Conference, St. Paul
September 17-20, 2014.

Early Registration deadline is Friday, July 25, 2014.

See why history matters! September 17-20, 2014. For more information: http://about.aaslh.org/conference/

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7PM.
John C. Guenther, FAIA, The Work of Cass Gilbert in St. Louis

University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Download Flyer [161KB PDF]

Architect John Gunther, AIA, of St. Louis, will be speaking on the work of Cass Gilbert and Harvey Ellis in St. Louis. John was one of the leaders of the Cass Gilbert Society St. Louis tour in October 2013.

Highlights included behind-the-scenes tours of two of Gilbert’s major civic building: the St. Louis Public Library (1912) and the St. Louis Art Museum (1903). Both buildings have been recently restored and renovated. Mr. Guenther’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period. Other participants on the St. Louis tour will also be present to answer questions and comment on the tour.

Admission is free to Cass Gilbert Society members and students. A $5 contribution is asked from others.

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon
Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) Fall Tour 2013

Cass Gilbert’s Houses & Churches: Architecture and Social Context in St. Paul
Virginia Street Church, St. Paul, Gilbert and Taylor, 1887.

MNSAH’s fall tour features the work of Cass Gilbert in the Summit Avenue area of St. Paul. The tour begins at the Virginia Street Church on Selby Avenue, continues with a tour of the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church and a walking tour of a variety of nearby homes. Our tour guides will be architectural historians Kate Solomonson and Jeanne Kilde.

Where: Meet at the Virginia Street Church, 170 Virginia Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. The church is located at the intersection of Virginia Street and Selby Avenue, three blocks west of the St. Paul Cathedral.

Cost: $15 for MNSAH members; $5 for students; $20 for non-members.

You may register online, or send your check, payable to MNSAH, and list of those attending to:
Lock Bounds
2072 Iglehart Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2013.

Cass Gilbert and Clarence Johnston Society members may register at the member rate by choosing CGS/CJS Member
* If purchasing a guest ticket, please enter guest’s name, then enter your own name with your credit card at check out.

Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Cass Gilbert Home and Building Tour. There are two identical tours, morning and afternoon. A block of 20 tickets is being held for pre-registered Cass Gilbert Society members.

Explore the exteriors and interiors of public buildings and gracious homes designed by Cass Gilbert one of the most prolific and stylistically versatile architects of his generation.

In partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society History Architecture Crawls program, Cass Gilbert Home and Building Tour; morning and afternoon bus tours of Cass Gilbert sites. Registration is required through the Minnesota Historical Society; see http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/historycrawls for more information & registration.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5 – 8 p.m.

Northwest Architectural Archives Fundraising Event

To be held at the Owre House, Minneapolis. Designed by Purcell and Elmslie, the house was built in 1911. Includes talks and a buffet supper. Suggested donation $50/individual, $70/couple.

Visit this historic Prairie School home and learn about the rich holdings of the Northwest Architectural Archives, part of the University of Minnesota Libraries. These archives house the drawings, photographs, and records of the work of notable Minnesota architects including Leon Arnal, Ralph Rapson, and John Howe.

For more information: http://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/treasures-of-the-northwest-architectural-archives/

Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7 p.m.

Cass Gilbert Star Architect: From St. Paul to Manhattan
Minnesota History Center Auditorium

The Cass Gilbert Society is partnering with the Minnesota Historical Society to present Dr. Katherine Solomonson, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Architecture, College of Design.

One of America's first celebrity architects, Cass Gilbert designed homes along Summit Avenue, the St. Paul Seminary complex (now part of the University of St. Thomas), and the Minnesota State Capitol, but he is best known as the architect of the Woolworth Building in New York City. Completed in 1913, it was the tallest skyscraper in the world, and it quickly became the most famous. Gilbert might not have received this plum commission, however, were it not for one of his earlier works right here in St. Paul.

Help mark the Woolworth Building’s centennial as Kate Solomonson explores how Cass Gilbert, St. Paul boy-made-good, transformed a local career into international fame. Reserve free lecture tickets at 651-259-3015 or www.minnesotahistoricalsociety.org.