Minneapolis and St. Paul
100 Roaring Years on Selby Avenue: The St. Paul Curling Club
100 Roaring Years on Selby Avenue
The St. Paul Curling Club
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592985491
100 Roaring Years on Selby Avenue: The St. Paul Curling Club tells the story of a Minnesota legacy. From the first bonspiels on the Mississippi River in January 1893 to the 2012 centennial of the Selby Avenue clubhouse opening, the photographs and lively narrative pay tribute to more than 8,000 curlers who built the St. Paul Curling Club into the community pillar it is today. Enjoy stories from generations of curlers through the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the war years, the first women curlers in the 1950s, the Olympic curling playdowns in the 1980s, and curling in the new millennium.
AIA Guide to Downtown Minneapolis
AIA Guide to Downtown Minneapolis
Paperback      ISBN: 0873517202
Let architecture critic Larry Millett be your guide to downtown Minneapolis, whose architectural history displays the uniqueness of this far-from-identical “twin” city. AIA Guide to Downtown Minneapolis includes walking tours for Nicollet Mall, the Warehouse District, the central riverfront, and the Elliot Park and Loring Park neighborhoods. Each tour is copiously illustrated with current and historic photographs and paired with detailed maps. This deeply informative guidebook is perfect for tourists discovering the Twin Cities and residents exploring what is right next door. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture, notably in AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Lost Twin Cities.
AIA Guide to Downtown St. Paul
AIA Guide to Downtown St. Paul
Paperback      ISBN: 0873517210
Let architecture critic Larry Millett be your guide to downtown St. Paul, whose architectural history displays the uniqueness of this far-from-identical “twin” city. AIA Guide to Downtown St. Paul offers up the central core, Rice Park, Lowertown, and capitol districts. Each tour is copiously illustrated with current and historic photographs and paired with detailed maps. This deeply informative guidebook is perfect for tourists discovering the Twin Cities and residents exploring what is right next door. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture, notably in AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Lost Twin Cities.
AIA Guide to St. Paul's Summit Avenue and Hill District
AIA Guide to St. Paul's Summit Avenue and Hill District
Paperback      ISBN: 0873516443
Let architecture critic Larry Millett be your guide to one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, a treasure trove of architectural styles and storied homes. Whether you are gazing at the magnificnet James J. Hill House or the lovely little Virginia Street Church, this guidebook will satisfy your craving for details about the structures and the people who built them. AIA Guide to St. Paul's Summit Avenue and Hill District includes walking tours for Summit Avenue, Summit Hill, and Ramsey Hill. Each tour is copiously illustrated with current and historic photographs and paired with a detailed map. This deeply informative guidebook is perfect for tourists discovering the Twin Cities or residents exploring what is right next door. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture, notably in AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Lost Twin Cities. His fascination for Speed Graphic photography is displayed in Murder Has A Public Face and Strange Days, Dangerous Nights.
AIA Guide to the Minneapolis Lake District
AIA Guide to the Minneapolis Lake District
Paperback      ISBN: 0873516451
Let architecture critic Larry Millett be your guide to one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, a treasure trove of architectural styles and storied homes. Whether you are discovering the Purcell-Cutts House near Lake of the Isles or the Suburban World Theater, this guidebook will satisfy your craving for details about the structures and the people who built them. AIA Guide to the Minneapolis Lake District offers up walking tours of Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun and Uptown, Lowry Hill, and Lake of the Isles. Each tour is copiously illustrated with current and historic photographs and paired with a detailed map. This deeply informative guidebook is perfect for tourists discovering the Twin Cities or residents exploring what is right next door. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture, notably in AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Lost Twin Cities. His fascination for Speed Graphic photography is displayed in Murder Has A Public Face and Strange Days, Dangerous Nights.
American City: A Rank And File History Of Minneapolis
American City
A Rank And File History Of Minneapolis
Paperback      ISBN: 0816646074
First published in 1937, this work by journalist and labor activist Walker describes the 1934 truckers' strike in Minneapolis, widely perceived as a favorable turning point for the American labor movement, in spite of the attempts at violent suppression by business and police forces. He begins with a labor/business history of the city before recoun
Architecture of Minneapolis Parks
Architecture of Minneapolis Parks
Paperback      ISBN: 073856026x
Buildings, bridges, and much more--these are the treasures in or near Minneapolis parks that are rarely given attention. This book diverts the reader from the traditional park elements of lakes, woods, streams, and playfields and focuses instead on the rich architectural components they offer. Buildings range from the 160-year-old Godfrey house, believed to be the oldest standing house in Minneapolis, to the recently completed shelters in the Wabun picnic area at Minnehaha Park. Many architects, from Stanford White to Harry Jones to Frank Gehry, have left their marks either on parkland or across the street. Some of their notables are presented in this book. One of the most popular icons of Minneapolis, the Lake Harriet Bandstand, with a long list of predecessors and once painted blue, rounds out this presentation.
Augie's Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip
Augie's Secrets
The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873518896
There’s an old Yiddish saying: two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead. But two living people could keep a secret—as long as one of them was Augie. Augie Ratner, the proprietor of Augie’s Theater Lounge & Bar on Hennepin Avenue, was the unofficial mayor of Minneapolis’s downtown strip in the 1940s and ’50s. In a few blocks between the swanky clubs and restaurants on Eighth Street and the sleazy flophouses and bars of the Gateway District, the city’s shakers-and-movers and shake-down artists mingled. Gangsters and celebrities, comedians and politicians, the rich and the famous and the infamous—all of them met at Augie’s: Jimmy Hoffa, Henny Youngman, Kid Cann, John Dillinger, Jack Dempsey, Peggy Lee, Groucho Marx, Lenny Bruce, and Gypsy Rose Lee. Augie Ratner knew everyone, and everyone knew and liked Augie, and they told him everything. Mixing careful research with long suppressed family and community stories, Neal Karlen, Augie’s great-nephew, tells the real story of the seamy underside of Minneapolis, where Jewish mobsters controlled the liquor trade, invented the point spread in sports betting, and ran national sports gambling operations. Even after Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey supposedly cleaned up the town, organized crime quietly flourished. And Augie was at the center, observing it all. Neal Karlen, who has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone, is the author or co-author of six books.
Augie's Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip
Augie's Secrets
The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip
Paperback      ISBN: 0873519329
A treasury of family secrets exposes the seamy underbelly of Minneapolis?gangsters, gambling, brothels, and the social life of organized crime.
Before The Stars: Early Major League Hockey And The St. Paul Athletic Club Team
Before The Stars
Early Major League Hockey And The St. Paul Athletic Club Team
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873514769
In the early twentieth century, before the National Hockey League had established a presence in the United States, a team from St. Paul played at the highest levels of hockey in the country. Sports historian Roger A. Godin resurrects the story of the St. Paul Athletic Club team--the AC's--and argues they were instrumental in turning Minnesota into one of the nation's first hockey hotbeds and gave birth to what is now known as the "State of Hockey." Godin also paints a fascinating history of the evolution of the sport from its amateur days to the arrival of the professional version we see today. In Before the Stars Godin traces the development of the AC's from their origins to their capture of the MacNaughton Cup in 1916 as winners of the American Amateur Hockey Association title and to their later battles in 1922 and 1923 at the national finals of the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association. Godin profiles players such as Tony Conroy, Ed Fitzgerald, Cy Weidenborner, Emmy Garrett, and Frank "Moose" Goheen, who led the AC's to national prominence and was the second American player elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto after the legendary Hobey Baker. Godin argues that Goheen was the greatest player that Minnesota ever produced and one of the best players of his era. Readers are taken back to a time when players fielded seven-man teams using rovers, angry skaters swung at opposing coaches and referees, goal umpires raised white flags to signal goals, and fans watched games in massive hippodromes and celebrated their teams in torchlight parades. Before the Stars is a captivating history of the sport's early years and a must read for any hockey fan.