Cass Gilbert, Star Architect: From St. Paul to Manhattan

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Cass Gilbert, Star Architect: From St. Paul to Manhattan
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN

Dates: April 2, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.
Fee: Free
Reservations: required, register online

One of America's first celebrity architects, Cass Gilbert designed homes along Summit Avenue, the St. Paul Seminary complex (now part of the University of St. Thomas) and the Minnesota State Capitol, but he is best known as the architect of the Woolworth Building in New York City. Completed in 1913, it was the tallest skyscraper in the world, and it quickly became the most famous. Gilbert might not have received this plum commission, however, were it not for one of his earlier works right here in St. Paul. Help mark the Woolworth Building’s centennial by joining University of Minnesota architecture professor Kate Solomonson as she explores how Cass Gilbert, St. Paul boy-made-good, transformed a local career into international fame. This program is made possible with support from the Cass Gilbert Society of Minnesota.