Recent Opportunities


Wright on the Park: Saving the City National Bank and Hotel

This year the MNSAH Spring Tour is a two-part event, right here in the Twin Cities. To start, we will tell the story of the efforts to save and restore Frank Lloyd Wright’s National City Bank and Hotel in Mason City, Iowa. MNSAH members Jane King Hession and Bill Olexy produced a documentary that describes the story of one of Wright’s most distinctive commissions, the efforts by the community to save it, and the 21st century restoration of the last remaining hotel by America’s foremost architect. Jane and Bill will discuss the creation of the documentary and we will then view the video.

The presentation will be followed by a tour of Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church, originally known as Stewart Memorial Presbyterian. The church was designed by William Gray Purcell and George Feick. Completed just before Wright’s National City Bank and Hotel, the church provides an ideal Prairie style setting for MNSAH’s event.

Where: Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church, 116 East 32nd Street, Minneapolis, MN.

Park on the street or in the lot on the north side of the church, which may be accessed from the alley along the west side of the church off 32nd Street. 

SAH 2018 St Paul Conference

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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