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State Capitol Building of Minnesota: More

Online Resources

MNopedia Articles:

  • Minnesota's First State Capitol, Minnesota Historical Society. A MNopedia article about the building and the destruction by fire of Minnesota's first capitol building.
  • Minnesota's Second State Capitol, Minnesota Historical Society. MNopedia article about the construction and later abandonment of Minnesota's second capitol building. 
  • State Capitol Fire, 1881, Minnesota Historical Society. MNopedia article about the 1881 burning of the first capitol building. 
  • Gilbert, Cass (1859-1934), Minnesota Historical Society.  MNopedia article about the architect of the third capitol building. 
  • Quadriga: "The Progress of the State", Minnesota Historical Society. MNopedia article about the gilded statue above the front entrance to the Capitol.

Cass Gilbert Society, Cass Gilbert Society. This Minnesota group's mission is to advance the appreciation of Gilbert's contributions to American architecture. Their website includes many articles and photographs of Gilbert's buildings, including the Minnesota State Capitol. 

Who Built Our Capitol? A website focused on the people who built the third capitol building

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Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Currently open by appointment only.