This post—which introduces electric substations and the history of the development of power generation and distribution in Minneapolis—is the first of a three-part blog series on the history of the Garfield Substation.
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.
PVN’s annual holiday cards showcase interesting architectural and engineering drawings from our projects. This year, our holiday card features the decorative plaster ceiling of the entry vestibule and public lobby space of the First National Bank building in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The La Crosse Armory, located at 2219 South Avenue (historically part of Mormon Coulee Road) in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a two story brick Romanesque Revival building that was designed by local architect C.F. Struck and constructed in 1902 as the stables for the John Gund Brewing Company. The Wisconsin Army National Guard occupied the armory from 1921 to 1960. The La Crosse Armory was a significant gathering place for the community in both military and non-military activities, including balls, National Defense programs, food and clothing drives, holiday parcel post, shooting contests, roller-skating, and other recreational activities.
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.”
PVN’s President Meghan Elliott recently participated on the Women Started and Owned Business panel, organized by the Women In Real Estate, Economic Development, and Urban Planning (WIRED UP) networking group.
Our recent teaser campaign hinted that PVN's Michael Bjornberg is a competitive runner, and for good reason. Michael was recently named a 2016 Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) Grand Prix Winner.
PVN's new Director of Design, Michael Bjornberg, FAIA, has been recently featured in the news. Michael brings over 30 years of experience and expertise with the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures.
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.