Professional Practice

Rice Park: An Intimate Enclosure Gives Grace to a City

Date: 4/19/2018 - 4/19/2018

Type: Events

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Minnesota

Description: This tour explores Rice Park’s remarkable coming into being during downtown Saint Paul’s nascent mid-nineteenth-century beginnings. Rice Park dates its origins to the city’s earliest days and before Minnesota became a state. In the past 160 years, the park has developed into a beautiful small-scale, open space that experienced history-stirring public events, providing the locus for the city’s cultural and architectural presence that thrive there today.

Today park visitors can experience its diminutive space offering an intimate enclosure. The tour will offer a historical narrative of the park’s landscape. A description of the excellent surrounding array of significant architectural styles will outline Saint Paul’s historical growth. Rice Park’s role in saving nearly all of its early twentieth century architectural edifices also provided the beginnings of the historical preservation movement in America’s Upper Midwest.

Tour Leader: Bob Roscoe, Design for Preservation
AIA CES: 1.25 LU

The tour will depart from the Kellogg Lobby of the Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd.


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