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 _____. Minneapolis St. Cloud St. Paul Rochester.
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1895 - 1905 St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Cass Gilbert, architect
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."
Do you agree?
Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time
Cass Gilbert’s Original Ink Drawing on Linen
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.
Gilbert's design is dominated by its extraordinary dome, which is really three separate domes for structural purposes.
The Stone Controversy
White Georgia marble
Minnesota-quarried granite and sandstone
Local Kasota stone
The Quadriga has never been removed since placed there in 1906.
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