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Presented by Nancy Jacobson

For Integrating Regional Culture, History, and the Arts

A Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute

The Story Behind Minnesota’s Capitol and its Architect


Minnesota s capital city is
Minnesota’s capital city is _____.

  • Minneapolis

  • St. Cloud

  • St. Paul

  • Rochester


The Minnesota State Capitol

1895 - 1905 St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Cass Gilbert, architect

Illustrationfrom Arttoday.com


Architecture

The art and science of designing and erecting buildings.

Taken from The American Heritage Dictionary, Third Edition

That is Architecture


Gilbert was determined to bring a unified artistic vision to the Capitol. Writing about his role, he once said:

"We live in an age that has the fad to credit men with 'specialties.' . . . In art there should be no 'specialists.' . . . In the old days, the architect, painter and sculptor were frequently one and the same man. There is no reason why they should not be so now."


Architecture is an art form
Architecture is an art form.

  • Yes

  • No

Do you agree?


Cass gilbert the architect
Cass Gilbert, the Architect

Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time

His Potential


Cass gilbert was born in what state
Cass Gilbert was born in what state?

  • Illinois

  • New York

  • Minnesota

  • Ohio


As a child growing up in school cass could be described as all but one of the following
As a child growing up, in school Cass could be described as all but one of the following.

  • Popular among his classmates

  • An indifferent student

  • Headstrong

  • Worked when he felt like it


Cass gilbert s mother thought her son was different what did she mean
Cass Gilbert’s mother thought her son was different. What did she mean?

  • He was taller than all his friends.

  • He was artistic.

  • He was unable to make friends.


The winner
The Winner did she mean?

Cass Gilbert’s Original Ink Drawing on Linen

(4:34-5:53)

The legislature made the first appropriation of funds for our present Capitol in 1893. An architectural competition two years later attracted more than 40 entries.


The dome
The Dome did she mean?

Gilbert's design is dominated by its extraordinary dome, which is really three separate domes for structural purposes.


The stone used
The Stone Used did she mean?

The Stone Controversy

White Georgia marble

Minnesota-quarried granite and sandstone

Local Kasota stone

Pipestone

Red marble

And more!


The dome on top of the capitol is really two one on the inside and one on the outside do you agree
The dome on top of the Capitol is really two , one on the inside and one on the outside. Do you agree?

  • Yes

  • No


What major war was fought in the 1860s
What major war was fought in the 1860s? inside and one on the outside. Do you agree?

  • Civil War

  • Revolutionary War

  • World War I

  • World War II


Quadriga 3
Quadriga inside and one on the outside. Do you agree?#3


The 4 horses in the quadriga represent the 4 elements of nature
The 4 horses in the Quadriga represent the inside and one on the outside. Do you agree?4 elements of nature.

  • earth, hurricanes, sunlight & water

  • wind, fire, water & tornadoes

  • earth, wind, fire & water


Bonus do you agree
BONUS! inside and one on the outside. Do you agree?Do you agree?

The Quadriga has never been removed since placed there in 1906.

  • Yes

  • No


Works sited
Works Sited inside and one on the outside. Do you agree?

" Minnesota Video Vault ." Minnesota Video Vault | Home. Twin Cities Public Television, 9 Jan. 2005. Web. 25 June 2012. <http://www.mnvideovault.org/search_results.php?q=Cass+gilbert%3A++Standing+the+Test+of+Time>.

"MNHS.ORG | Minnesota State Capitol." MNHS.ORG | Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota Historical Society, n.d. Web. 25 June 2012. <http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/msc/historyarticle.html

"State Capitol Walking Tour." MNHS.ORG | Minnesota Historical Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 June 2012. http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/msc/state_capitol_walkingTour.htm

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"Vimeo." Who Built the Capitol? Minnesota State Capitol Labor History Tour. MN Historical Society Researchers, 23 Nov. 2011. Web. 25 June 2012. <https://vimeo.com/32570584>.

MLA formatting by BibMe.org.


Your capitol project using prezi
Your Capitol Project using PREZI inside and one on the outside. Do you agree?

  • Tell the story of our Capitol and its architect in your own words.

  • You may use the images in the labeled folder on the Z drive.

  • Your story should include information about the main rooms in the Capitol, as well as some history.

  • Listening to the short videos in the series, Inside the Chamber, will provide you with interesting information. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/archivesInfo.asp

  • Sites to use for researching the history of the Capitol and of Cass Gilbert will also be in a folder for your use.


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