Architecture of Minneapolis Parks (Images of America) (Paperback)

Architecture of Minneapolis Parks (Images of America) By Albert D. Wittman Cover Image


Buildings, bridges, and much more--these are the treasures in or near Minneapolis parks that are rarely given attention. This book diverts the reader from the traditional park elements of lakes, woods, streams, and playfields and focuses instead on the rich architectural components they offer. Buildings range from the 160-year-old Godfrey house, believed to be the oldest standing house in Minneapolis, to the recently completed shelters in the Wabun picnic area at Minnehaha Park. Many architects, from Stanford White to Harry Jones to Frank Gehry, have left their marks either on parkland or across the street. Some of their notables are presented in this book. One of the most popular icons of Minneapolis, the Lake Harriet Bandstand, with a long list of predecessors and once painted blue, rounds out this presentation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738560267
ISBN-10: 073856026X
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America