St. Paul architecture reflects a grand historyby Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — What comes to mind when you think of St. Paul architecture -- the twin domes of the State Capitol and the St. Paul Cathedral? The red #1 blinking atop a skyscraper? The storefronts of Grand Ave.? And don't forget the grand houses lining Summit.
A new book surveys the varied architecture of St. Paul, past and present. Paul Clifford Larson is the co-author, with Jeffrey Hess, of "St. Paul Architecture: A History." He met MPR's Tom Crann in downtown St. Paul to talk about the book at an important building, and one of his favorties -- the Endicott Building.
This building was designed by Cass Gilbert, the same architect who designed the Minnesota State Capitol, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
- All Things Considered, 08/04/2006, 6:21 p.m.