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Landmark Center/The Old Federal Courts Building: Overview

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 Landmark: Stories of a Place, by Billie Young.
St. Paul, Minn. : Minnesota Landmarks, 2002.
MNHS call number: F613.S8 L369 2002

Landmark Center : A Work of Art Serving People by Bonnie Richter.
Saint Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Landmarks, 1982.
MNHS call number: F 613 .S8 L367

Frank Marzitelli Papers
Personal papers and organizational records documenting the career of Frank D. Marzitelli, a lifelong St. Paul (Minn.) resident who served as a city council member, as Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of highways, and as Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Welfare. He was also instrumental in the renovation of Landmark Center. 
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Landmark Center was originally known as the Federal Courts building.  When it was completed in 1902, the building was home to the Federal Courts, the Post Office, and many other government offices.  The building has a rich and fascinating history.  

After these government agencies moved to bigger places, the building fell into disrepair and  was in danger of being torn down.  In 1972, a group of concerned citizens lovingly restored the building to its former grandeur.  The building reopened in 1978.  Now it is a cultural center for St. Paul, hosting events and agencies dedicated to music, dance, art, and public forums.  

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Kate McManus

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