The Degree of Honor Protective Association Building was one of the earliest Modern style buildings constructed in downtown Saint Paul, second only to its neighbor to the north, the Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Building. Read more about Degree of Honor in this 4-part blog series.
The Degree of Honor Protective Association Building, located at 325 Cedar Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is historically significant under National Register of Historic Places Criterion A as the national headquarters of the Degree of Honor Protective Association, a women’s fraternal benefit society with member lodges throughout the country. This third post in introduces Edna Dugan, Degree of Honor's national president that landed the company in St. Paul.
This month we are featuring the modern Degree of Honor Protective Insurance building at 325 Cedar Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This week's post in the four-part series features fraternal organizations in America and their relationship to 325 Cedar Street.
The Degree of Honor Protective Association Building, located at 325 Cedar Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is historically significant under National Register of Historic Places Criterion A as the national headquarters of the Degree of Honor Protective Association, a women’s fraternal benefit society with member lodges throughout the country. Read more about this historic Mid-century Modern building in our October blog series.
The Terrace Theatre, located at 3508 France Avenue in Robbinsdale, Minnesota was designed by noted theatre architects Liebenberg & Kaplan, for prominent Twin Cities’ movie exhibitors Sydney and William Volk. The Terrace Theatre is an outstanding example of modern theater design, is a distinct design within the body of work of Liebenberg & Kaplan, and is identified by historians as one of the first “ultramodern theatres in America.” Upon opening, the Terrace received critical acclaim for its “bold architectural lines [and] extensive patron services.”
In honor of September and back to school month, we are sharing a recent project we worked on, the Cloquet High School in Cloquet, Minnesota. PVN was retained by a developer and client to produce a Part 1 of the Historic Tax Credit Application for this complex educational facility with multiple additions.
This blog post will be updated regularly as a chronology of the progress at the construction site of the Hollywood Theater at 2815-2819 Johnson Street NE in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The building will be prepared for a future overall redevelopment with masonry repointing at the limestone, chimney repair, cleaning, restoration and relighting of the marquee, replacement of missing windows, and removal of the plywood and refurbishment of the doors on Johnson Street.
Following its period of popularity in the early 1900s, architectural concrete block next came into vogue in the mid-twentieth century. The ANSI modular standard block - commonly known as a concrete masonry unit or CMU - was introduced in 1946. Read more about the early beginnings of this popular building material.
"It wasn’t so long ago that a concrete block would not care to show its face in polite society." Read more about the early design and fabrication of the concrete block and its application in Minneapolis architecture.
We are delighted to introduce Hollie Batinich to our PVN team! Originally faring from Utah, Hollie has found a niche exploring some of the wonderful sites in Minneapolis. Take a moment to meet our Preservation Intern.
PVN is excited to see two of our projects featured in the MNPreservation, a quarterly newsletter from Preservation Alliance of Minnesota: the Terrace Theatre and the La Crosse Armory!
We are excited that the masonry rehabilitation at the Security (Upham) Building in St. Paul is complete, and all businesses are open. Read more about how PVN made this small preservation project have a big reward.
We are thrilled to announce that PVN’s Founding Principal and CEO Meghan Elliott was nominated and recently joined the Urban Land Institute’s Redevelopment and Reuse Council.
PVN is excited to work with the "Save the Historic Terrace Theatre" group on a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the historically significant Terrace Theatre in Robbinsdale. The Terrace Theatre has received a lot of press recently with its strong advocacy group. Read more of the recent news on the theater here.
PVN is seeking to add a qualified Historical Architect and Preservation Leader to the team. Historical architects are the core of preservation design services at Preservation Design Works (PVN). Architects work with other PVN staff, clients, and project stakeholders to collaboratively develop project strategies and design solutions that meet preservation standards and guidelines, project goals, and existing historic materials and conditions of the building.