Professional Practice

Twin Cities Parks: Landscape Architecture for the West

Date: 4/22/2018 - 4/22/2018

Type: Events

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Minnesota

Description: The Twin Cities are a living document of 19th-century landscape, architectural, and planning ideals applied to the “Northwest Frontier.” Taking advantage of opportunities provided by distinctive topography, much of the local park and parkway system was designed or influenced by Horace W. S. Cleveland, beginning in the early 1870s. In addition to the lake- and river-based parks such as Como Regional Park in Saint Paul and Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, the tour will visit St. Anthony Park, a Cleveland-designed garden suburb. For much of the day’s travels, we will navigate around the cities on the ‘Grand Rounds’ parkway systems of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. On our return to the RiverCentre, we will see the magnificent Highland Park Water Tower, designed by Clarence "Cap" Wigington.

Tour Leader: Frank Edgerton Martin, Historical Consultant


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


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