If you lived here… you’d be a Modernist by now.
From the “University Grove Neighborhood Website”: The University Grove neighborhood, tucked in a quiet, wooded corner next to the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, is a showcase of midwestern residential architecture. The 103 homes built for professors and administrators over a 60-year period represent an “architectural time capsule” of modern America according to a 1989 article about the neighborhood in The New York Times. The result is a mix of family homes, from modern to traditional, side-by-side. What ties the homes together is the visual continuity of openness between individual lots and street setbacks.
I cannot think of a single place that has held my attention longer than the Cedar-Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis. Ralph Rapson’s brutalist “New Town in Town” located near the West Bank of the U of M has caught my gaze since I first stepped out of the light rail in 2005.
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