The Metropolitan Building in November 1960
|Alternative names||Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building|
|Location||308 2nd Avenue South,|
|Roof||258 ft (79 m)|
The Metropolitan Building, originally known as the Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building, is considered to be one of the most architecturally significant structures in the history of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It stood from 1890 until it was torn down starting in 1961 as part of major urban renewal efforts in the city that saw about 40% of the downtown district razed and replaced with new structures. At the time, the pending destruction of the Richardsonian Romanesque building provided a catalyst for historic preservation movements in the city and across the state.
- Lost Twin Cities by Larry Millett, (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1992) pp. 222–225.
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