Tag: Architecture

Known for striking modern design, St. Thomas Aquinas church turns 50

Known for striking modern design, St. Thomas Aquinas church turns 50

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rapson was then the dean of the University of Minnesota’s architecture school and a notable Modernist architect. Among his designs were the original Guthrie Theater, which opened in 1963 on the grounds of the Walker Art Center, as well as the Cedar Square West complex now known as Riverside Plaza, both in Minneapolis. He also designed furniture, including the “Rapson Rapid Rocker” in 1945 for Knoll Furniture.

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Local historian says cathedral from ‘age of heroic architecture’

Local historian says cathedral from ‘age of heroic architecture’

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local historian Larry Millett isn’t an expert on the Cathedral of St. Paul, but as a longtime researcher of the Twin Cities’ architectural landscape, he can’t help but run into it, he said. As anyone driving West on Interstate 94 into St. Paul knows, that domed building overlooking downtown “is pretty hard to ignore,” Millett said.

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Book offers look at how Saint John’s Abbey Church was built

Book offers look at how Saint John’s Abbey Church was built

| October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

For more than 50 years, motorists and passengers on I-94 some 60 miles north of the Twin Cities have seen an enormous concrete structure peeking above the treetops to the south as they near the exit for Collegeville and St. John’s University. The flat trapezoid, the row of bells and the cross in the cutout […]

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‘The Archbishop and the Architect’

‘The Archbishop and the Architect’

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Cathedral Museum, located in the lower level of The Cathedral of St. Paul re-opened Nov. 20 with a new exhibit, titled “The Archbishop and the Architect.”

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Why I love old churches

Why I love old churches

| Tom Lynn | October 18, 2011 | 8 Comments

A few years back, travel for work brought me to St. Louis for the weekend. A younger co-worker traveling with me went online and found the nearest church to the hotel for us to attend Mass on Sunday morning. We set out early for the 15-minute walk to the single Sunday liturgy.

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