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November 17, 2018, Saturday - Author Talk: Larry Millett at Central Library

Time: 2:00pm

Location: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Author Talk: Larry Millett

Author Larry Millett to read from and sign copies of his new book Metropolitan Dreams at two upcoming Twin Cities events in November:

When it opened in 1890, the twelve-story Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building was the tallest, largest, and most splendid commercial structure in Minneapolis—a mighty stone skyscraper built for the ages. How this grand Richardsonian Romanesque edifice, which later came to be called the Metropolitan Building, rose with the growth of Minneapolis only to fall in the throes of the city’s postwar renewal, is revealed in Metropolitan Dreams in all its scandalous intrigue. It is a tale of urban growing pains and architectural ghosts and of colorful, sometimes criminal characters amid the grandeur and squalor of building and rebuilding a city’s skyline.
Larry Millett is the author of many notable books on regional architecture, including Once There Were Castles, Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury (winner of a Minnesota Book Award), and Heart of St. Paul: A History of the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings, all published by Minnesota, as well as Lost Twin Cities, Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes, and several AIA Guides to the architecture of the Twin Cities. He has also written eight historical novels involving Sherlock Holmes set in turn-of-the-century Minnesota.