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I am an architectural historian and a freelance writer specializing in architecture and engineering. I have researched historic architecture throughout Minnesota, often organize and lead tours of historic architecture, have lectured many times on various aspects of historic architecture, and have published many articles on the subject. Furthermore, I have lived in Minnesota all my life. I can probably answer most questions regarding historic architecture in Minnesota.

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many architects in Minnesota and elsewhere, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2014-06-29 Prospect Park:

Hi Joan,    Thanks for all this information!   ll have a look at the houses you referred to.  I'm assuming you are referring to Roy Thorshov when you said "Thorshov" bought your empty lot -- YES?  If so

2014-06-24 Prospect Park:

Hi Joan,    Thanks for your question.  Coincidentally, I was just in Prospect Park on Tuesday.  I was leading an architecture tour, and I brought the people on the tour into the Frank Lloyd Wright house

2010-06-21 Residential architect:

Bob,    I just went to the website of the Northwest Architectural Archives (NAA), which is a component of the University of Minnesota Libraries.  NAA is a repository for the papers of architects from Minnesota

2009-11-24 Frank Lloyd Wright Tour:

Hello Mark:    I have several ideas for you.  First, on Sunday, December 6, I will be a presenter in the annual "Works In Progress" event of the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

2009-07-07 Purcell & Elmslie:

The house at 1019 University Ave. SE (originally Pi Beta Phi sorority house) was designed in 1915-16 -- primarily by Marion Alice Parker (1873-1935) with help from Ethel Bartholemew.  Parker was one of


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