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 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.
AIA Guide to the Twin Cities: The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul
AIA Guide to the Twin Cities
The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Paperback      ISBN: 0873515404
Get ready to discover the great architectural mecca that is Minneapolis and St. Paul. The first comprehensive, illustrated handbook of its kind, AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is the ultimate source to the architectural riches of the metropolitan area. Organized by neighborhood and featuring a wealth of sites—from the highest point on the Minneapolis skyline to the modest St. Paul bungalow vibrant with historical and architectural significance—this invaluable reference has it all: - Illuminating entries for more than 3,000 buildings - Behind-the-scenes details of the structures and their architects - Lively information about local history and regional styles - Highlights of important buildings nearly lost in time - Sixty easy-to-read maps that pinpoint the location of every structure - Dozens of planned walking and driving tours - Over 1,000 photos that illustrate significant buildings and features Retired Pioneer Press architecture critic Larry Millett has spent more than two decades researching and exploring the architectural heritage of the Twin Cities. Millett’s AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is your ticket to the best tour in town. Sponsored in part by the American Institute of Architects Minnesota. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture. His books include Lost Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Strange Days, Dangerous Nights (all MHS Press), as well as a series of mystery novels featuring Sherlock Holmes.
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.
Bohemian Flats
Bohemian Flats
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512006
The Bohemian Flats, first published in 1941, is a charming history of a small, isolated community that once lay on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, tucked underneath the Washington Avenue bridge. From the 1880s to the 1940s the village was home to generations of Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Irish, Polish, and especially Slovak immigrants. This book's vivid descriptions of their traditions and adaptations offer an unusual insight into Minnesota's multi-ethnic heritage. The Bohemian Flats discusses the early years of settlement on the Flats, the lifeways and celebrations of the residents, and the razing of most of the neighborhood in 1932; it also provides recipes "From the Flats Kitchens." This edition contains a new section of pictures of the Flats and an introduction by ethnic historian Thaddeus Radzilowski, who describes the genesis of the book in the WPA and answers more questions about the identities of those who lived on the Bohemian Flats.
Bond of Learning
Bond of Learning
Paperback      ISBN: 1880654261