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Category: Historic Tile Sites

H01 - American Swedish Institute

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2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407. www.americanswedishinst.org., 612-871-4907
Eleven Swedish tile stoves. The American Swedish Institute is a museum & cultural center housed in a turn-of-the-century mansion that was built for Swedish immigrants Swan & Christina Turnblad. Architectural firm of Christopher A. Boehme & Victor Cordella. Built 1903-08. Open Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 12-4 pm, Wed 12-8 pm, Sun 1-5pm, closed Monday & holidays. Museum hours are extended in Nov and Dec, Sats from 10 am-5pm.

H02 - Bakken Library and Museum

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3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55416. 612-926-3878
Batchelder floor tile located on 2nd floor of museum, and Batchelder bathroom.

H03 - Brits Pub

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1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 612-332-3908

H04 - Cathedral Church of St. Mark (Episcopal)

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510 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Batchelder tiles in the chancel & choir. Hewitt & Brown, ca. 1910.

H05 - Church of St. Helena

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3204 E. 43rd St., Minneapolis, MN 55406. 612-729-7344
Entryway floors, walls, aisle, altar, deco & field tiles.

H06 - Dr. Good Building

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3703 Central Ave. Columbia Heights, MN. 763-788-1113
Mexican murals & Spanish tile wainscoting throughout building. Not open to public.

H07 - Federated Insurance Companies

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148 East Broadway Street, Owatonna, MN 55060. 507-446-8043
Prairie School building, terra cotta exterior. Architects: Jacobson & Jacobson, built 1903.

H08 - Glensheen Historic Estate

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3300 London Rd., Duluth, MN 55804. 218-726-8910. www.d.umn.edu/glen
Tiles in the garden room by Rookwood. Built for Chester A. Congdon family in 1905-08. Modeled in the English Country Estate style. Open Summer Season (May-Oct), daily 9:30-4. April: open Fri, Sat, Sun 11-2. Closed Easter.

H09 - Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

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324 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
National Register of Historical Places lists as architecturally significant as a refined example of the Late English Gothic Revival style with ornamentation influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement as well as Scandinavian design tradition. Built 1915-16. Ornamental tiles at intervals on the exterior, and decorative tiles on interior nave walls and front floor area.

H10 - Handicraft Guild Building

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89 South 10th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tiles and entryway c. 1914. Ernest Batchelder taught design in summer school 1905-1909.

H11 - Hodroff & Sons Funeral Home - Private

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126 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, MN 55404. 612-871-1234
Moravian Tile fireplaces. Originally Hewitt House. Four fireplaces by Handicraft Guild. Not open to public _ call for appointment.

H12 - House of Hope Presbyterian Church

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797 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
Floor tiles in the entry and nave.

H13 - Lakewood Cemetery Chapel

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3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408-3847. 612-822-2171
National Register of Historic Places. Architect Harry Wild Jones - built 1908. Design modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Interior Byzantine mosaic design based on the interior of the San Marco Cathedral in Venice. Interior designer Charles Lamb/Lamb Studios, NY. Italian mosaic artists installed ten million interior mosaic pieces called tessellate, from marble, colored stone, and glass fused with gold and silver. Open seven days a week, except Thanks-giving Day & Christmas Day, 10:00-4:30.

H14 - Landmark Center/MN Museum of Art

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On Rice Park, St. Paul, MN 55402. 651-292-4355
Interior stone mosaic inside floor entryway. Stone mosaic floors in elevators.

H15 - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. 612-870-3131
1902 fireplace surround - permanent exhibit. Design attributed to John S. Bradstreet. Manufactured by Grueby Faience Company. Glazed earthenware tile. In lobby of museum is a mosaic woman by artist Judy Onofrio.

H16 - Minnesota History Center

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345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102. 612-296-6126.
Minnesota Historical Society tile collection.

H17 - Minnesota Humanities Commission

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987 Ivy Ave. E., St. Paul, MN. 651-774-0105

H18 - Our Lady of Victory Chapel, College of St. Catherine

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2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

H19 - Owatonna Art Center

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435 Garden View Ln, Owatonna, MN 55060. 507-451-0533. www.nexus.mnic.net/~oartctr
Orphanage Museum: tiles in the cafeteria. Open Tues-Sun 1-5.

H20 - National Farmers Bank/Wells Fargo

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101 North Cedar Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060. 507-455-7500
National Historic Landmark. Prairie School Movement - interior and exterior terra cotta by American Terra Cotta and Ceramic Co. Kristian Schneider sculpted all ornaments in clay from which molds were made for casting the terra cotta, cast & ornamental plasterwork. Architect Louis H. Sullivan, built 1907-08. Builders: Hammel Brothers & Anderson. Hours M-Friday 8-5:30, Saturday 8-12.

H21 - Scott Hall, University of Minnesota

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72 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Batchelder tiles representing music are part of a frieze inside the entrance. Built 1921-23 as the University Music Hall. Architect: Clarence H. Johnston, Sr.

H22 - Silver Bullet Restoration

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2611 1st Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408. 612-874-7748

H23 - State Capitol Building

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175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-2701.
Ground level floor tiled in 6 x 12 grooved Guastavino tile. Interior color a light brown. Exterior tunnel under main staircase 1800 sq. ft. reproductions produced in 1996 by Josh Blanc & Mark Walker in a green turquoise to match original.

H24 - Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Constantine

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515 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Rich colored exterior domed tiled roof.

H25 - Weisman Art Museum

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University of Minnesota, 333 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Call registrar to view collection: 612-625-9494
Tile collection: Persian tile circa 800; Ching Dynasty - porcelain 1644-1912; 4 Korean tiles by unknown artist - earthenware, low fire; contemporary: John Reeve, Canadian 1962-63.

H26 - Zamboni Building

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301-303 North Cedar Ave., Owatonna, MN 55060
Terra cotta exterior, built in 1880.


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34 Thirteenth Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-781-6409

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