July 24, 2009 Minneapolis

City Hall

Originally uploaded by marymompics

Today is Minneapolis day. We took a walk from our hotel to the Mill City Museum. Along the way we passed the City Hall, another building built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. There are a lot of buildings here that are constructed out of this dark reddish-brown stone. It must come from around here. Also we had a look at the riverfront area. Old buildings have been repurposed as apartments, lofts and hotels. There is a park along the waterfront and a pedestrian stone bridge (built by James Hill of yesterday’s Hill House) across the Mississippi River. We watched boats using the lock to traverse down the river. It used to be that the St. Anthony Falls were a block to river commerce past Minneapolis.

This is a nice city with an interesting history.

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