Here we take a bit more time to focus on architectural styles throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota . These range from a five mile parade of Victorian-era mansions along Saint Paul's Summit Avenue, plus museums, skyscrapers, WPA buildings, churches, public sculpture, bridges, etc.
Many great architects, styles and eras are represented here including works of acclaimed architects Phillip Johnson, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Gray Purcell, Emmanuel Masqueray, Cesar Pelli, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Jacques Herzon, Pierre de Meuron and more. Plus local architects like Cass Gilbert (the State Capitol, the Woolworth building in NYC), Clarence Johnston (several Summit Avenue mansions and most of the University of Minnesota old buildings), and Harry "Wild" Jones, a featured architect on the Hidden Treasures tour.
Regarding residential architecture, a common reaction is amazement at the many, unduplicated, yet aesthetically beautiful variations of styles in many sumptuous, sylvan neighborhoods. One guest's reaction typified many others: "If when I die heaven does not look like this, I will be sadly disappointed!"