Minneapolis City Hall, Minneapolis

Minneapolis City Hall, Minneapolis

Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse, or Municipal Building, designed by Long and Kees in 1888, is the main building used by the city government of Minneapolis, as well as by Hennepin County. The structure has served many different purposes since it was built, although today the building is 60 percent occupied by the city and 40 percent occupied by the County. The City Hall and Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

The building replaced an earlier City Hall that existed from 1873 until 1912 near the old intersection between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Avenue. That structure eventually was razed to make way for Gateway Park, which continues to occupy part of the old City Hall site. The building also replaced an earlier courthouse and also the earlier Hennepin County Jail.

City Hall is built of Ortonville granite, with many stones greater than 20 tons in weight. nside, on the 4th Street side, there is a large five-story rotunda including a large sculpture, "Father of Waters," by American sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead. Originally, the building had a red terra cotta roof, but it began leaking so a copper roof was installed. At 180,000 pounds, it was said to be the largest in the country.
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Sight Name: Minneapolis City Hall
Sight Location: Minneapolis, USA (See walking tours in Minneapolis)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Create Your Own Walk in Minneapolis

Create Your Own Walk in Minneapolis

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Minneapolis Introduction Walking Tour

Minneapolis Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis Campus Walking Tour

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis Campus Walking Tour

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This self-guided tour takes you to explore the UM Minneapolis...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Saint Paul Introduction Walking Tour

Saint Paul Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles