Minnesota's most endangered buildings
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota has released its list of the state's most endangered historic buildings for 2007. Six rural schools top the list, including buildings in Jasper, Pipestone, Two Harbors and Worthington, Minnesota. Also on list is the Litchfield Opera House, Ely Community Center and the Southeast Public Library in Minneapolis (pictured above, designed by architect Ralph Rapson).
Here's the complete list of historic buildings that the group believes is in danger of demolition: Minnesota’s historic schools (Beardsley School, Beardsley; Jasper School, Jasper; Kasson Elementary School, Kasson; Pipestone Central School, Pipestone; Two Harbors High School, Two Harbors; Worthington Central School, Worthington); Ely Community Center, Ely; Litchfield Opera House, Litchfield; State Theater, Owatonna; Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Passenger Depot, Waseca; St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Jordan; St. Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis; Southeast Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis; Serbian Cultural Center, South St. Paul; and Valley of Saint Paul, Saint Paul.
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