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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.

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.