Classical Revival/Beaux-Arts


Combining classical architecture from ancient Greece and Rome with Renaissance features, the Classical Revival style emerged in Minnesota as a wave of architects trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris returned to the United States. Characterized by order and symmetry, Classical Revival architecture was often chosen for grandiose public buildings such as churches, theaters, and libraries in Minneapolis.

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Last updated Sep 27, 2011