Minneapolis YMCA Central Building

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Minneapolis YMCA Central Building
Minneapolis Downtown YMCA 2.jpg
Minneapolis YMCA Central Building is located in Minnesota
Minneapolis YMCA Central Building
Minneapolis YMCA Central Building is located in the US
Minneapolis YMCA Central Building
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°58′34″N 93°16′30″W / 44.97611°N 93.27500°W / 44.97611; -93.27500Coordinates: 44°58′34″N 93°16′30″W / 44.97611°N 93.27500°W / 44.97611; -93.27500
Built 1919
Architect Louis L. Long and Lowell Lamoreaux; Shattuck and Hussey
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 95001375[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 1995

The Minneapolis YMCA Central Building is a 12-story YMCA building in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is built in the Gothic Revival style, making it stand out from other buildings. The Gothic styling was chosen to emphasize the vertical mass of the structure and to make it appear as a powerful corporate symbol. The styling also brought a symbolic association with church architecture, making it fit into the YMCA's value system.[2]

The building was converted into a 121-unit apartment complex in 1994. It is located adjacent to LaSalle Plaza, a 30-story office building that includes the current, modern Minneapolis YMCA location.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Y.M.C.A. Central Building". Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission. February 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
  3. ^ Black, Sam (November 27, 2006). "LaSalle Apartments building sold for $11.5M". Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-08-27.

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