METROPOLITAN DREAMS: THE SCANDALOUS RISE AND STUNNING FALL OF A MINNEAPOLIS MASTERPIECE
The story of one of Minnesota’s most famous and most mourned buildings. Against the thrumming backdrop of turn-of-the-century Minneapolis, Larry Millett recreates the impressive rise, and eventual fall, of the massive Metropolitan Building (1890-1962). Metropolitan Dreams is a tale of urban growing pains and architectural ghosts and of colorful, sometimes criminal characters amid the grandeur and squalor of building and rebuilding a city’s skyline.
A lavishly illustrated account of 22 great Minnesota houses and the remarkable people who built and preserved them. Nominated for a 2015 Minnesota Book Award. Winner of the 2016 David Stanley Gebhard Award, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
HEART OF SAINT PAUL: A HISTORY OF THE PIONEER AND ENDICOTT BUILDINGS
Larry Millett provides the intriguing history of two central Saint Paul buildings that have shaped the city, its businesses, and its people. Now restored, the new building complex houses living space, commercial space, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art!
A richly illustrated look at the lost mansions and estates of the Twin Cities.
“Larry Millett . . . digs up images and stories that paint a picture of 90 long-gone buildings. The photographs of their unabashed luxury are stunning; the stories of their demise, laden with hubris, are irresistible." —Minnesota Monthly.
A collection of more than 200 stunning, expertly annotated news photographs from a time when journalism did not shy away from blood and gore.
“The welter of detail in the pictures—the seamed stockings of a murder victim, the huddle of bystanders after a bar shooting—provides a nuanced portrait of a Midwestern city and of American culture at midcentury.”— The New Yorker.