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Perry Crosier

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Perry E. Crosier (1890-1953[1]) was an architect based in Minnesota, best known for the theatres he designed throughout Minnesota. He also designed apartment complexes and residences.[1] Several of his works are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

He was born November 17, 1890, in Minneapolis. In 1909 he became a draftsman for Minneapolis architect Harry W. Jones. During 1910-13 he worked variously for architects Bertrand and Chamberlin, for a real estate firm, for a building contractor, and more.[1]

He worked independently later. His firm became Perry E. Crosier & Son, in 1946, when his son Paul joined. He died in August 1953.[1]

Works by "Perry Crosier" or "Perry Crosier and Son" include:

theatres in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area
  • Boulevard Twins Theatre (1939)
  • the Avalon Theatre (1937)
  • the St. Louis Park Theatre (1938)
  • the Hopkins Theatre (1941)
  • West Twins Theatre, West St. Paul.

In collaboration with Liebenberg & Kaplan:

other theatres

Other works include:

  • the Belmont, an apartment complex
  • the Oak Terrace, an apartment complex
  • the Fair Oaks (1939), an apartment complex
  • the Loring Medical Building (1926), Minneapolis.
  • Golden Valley Road apartments, North Minneapolis[1]

He is reported to have designed 1211, 1215, 1221, 1227, and 1233 Russell Avenue North, and the Tazewell Apartments in St. Paul.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Northwest Architectural Archives Perry Crosier Papers, University of Minnesota archives, as reported at [https://historichomewood.blogspot.com/2015/02/perry-crosier-architect-of-two-homes-on.html "Perry Crosier, Architect", a Historic Homewood Neighborhood blog
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Little Falls Commercial Historic District". National Park Service. 1994. Retrieved April 13, 2020. With 40 accompanying pictures by Joe Roberts from 1993 (photo #1 is the theatre
  3. ^ "405 W WALNUT ST | Property Record". January 2012.