Minnesota Judicial Center

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Minnesota Historical Society Building
The Minnesota Judicial Center seen from the roof of the State Capitol
Minnesota Judicial Center is located in Minnesota
Minnesota Judicial Center
Minnesota Judicial Center is located in the US
Minnesota Judicial Center
Location 690 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°57′17″N 93°6′0″W / 44.95472°N 93.10000°W / 44.95472; -93.10000Coordinates: 44°57′17″N 93°6′0″W / 44.95472°N 93.10000°W / 44.95472; -93.10000
Built 1915
Architect Clarence H. Johnston, Sr.
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference # 73000994[1]
Added to NRHP March 20, 1973

The Minnesota Judicial Center, adjacent to the State Capitol, houses the state's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals and the state law library. Its address is 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Saint Paul, Minnesota.

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Minnesota Historical Society Building, as it was built for that institution. In 1992, the Minnesota Historical Society moved to a new building nearby, the Minnesota History Center.[2][3]

The neoclassical front of the building has eight two-story Ionic columns of granite. Above them are Roman numerals representing the establishment of the Minnesota Historical Society in 1849 and the year the building was completed, 1917. It was dedicated on May 11, 1918, the sixtieth anniversary of statehood.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "History of the Minnesota Historical Society". Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  3. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.