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Watch the video:

  Young Cass Gilbert
  His Education
  His Architecture
  Full Program
Cass Gilbert Tour of the Twin Cities:
  Map and directions to some local Cass Gilbert buildings.

Major funding provided by a gift from The John R. Cross Fund.

Additional support from the Katherine B. Anderson Fund, The Ramsey Hill Association, the Minnesota Humanities Commission and members of the Cass Gilbert Society.

Cass Gilbert: Standing the Text of Time

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When he was a boy growing up in St. Paul, Cass Gilbert found focus in creativity. As a teenager, Gilbert plied his artistic abilities, and his professional ambitions, in the emerging craft of modern architecture. Cass Gilbert would go on to help redesign American architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing heavily and creatively from architectural traditions of the past, Gilbert's wide-ranging creations include the Renaissance and Classical Revival style Minnesota Capitol building in St. Paul and the Gothic inspired Woolworth building in New York. While not as celebrated as other American architects, Cass Gilbert's work continues to stand the test of time.

Cass Gilbert: Get the Teacher's Guide (pdf format)

The Cass Gilbert Society
  Visit the Cass Gilbert Society web site for a biograpy, historic images and more.
State Capitol Saturday Walking Tours: Cass Gilbert in the Capitol Month
  Minnesota's State Capitol is one of the Midwest's most spectacular buildings. Inspired by the White City, a ground-breaking Italian Renaissance-styled exhibit at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, architect Cass Gilbert was determined to build a state capitol building constructed in the classical style, but with all the modern conveniences of the time. The stunning result is a towering white marble dome, fluted columns, graceful arches and commanding statuary. Learn more about the free Cass Gilbert Month tours of the Minnesota State Capitol scheduled on Saturdays in January, 2006.

Cass Gilbert: The Early Years by Geoffrey Blodgett
Published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press

The story of noted architect Cass Gilbert and his early career in Minnesota, culminating in his commission to design the state capitol building in St. Paul.


West Hails East: Cass Gilbert in Minnesota by Sharon Irish

Article appeared in Minnesota History Magazine, Spring 1993 (Volume 53, number 5 Pages 196-207)