Architectural Art

St. Croix Architecture here in Stillwater was just recently featured in the St. Croix Vally Press for their Christmas display. Lovers of Victorian architecture are in for a special treat this holiday season. St. Croix Architecture will be displaying a rare collection of hand-painted original plans and drawings dated from 18760 to 1900 from Friday, December 4th – Thursday, December 24th. The opening reception will be from 7:00 to 9:00pm on Friday, December 4th. The collection includes beautiful drawings of homes, courthouses, schools and churches throughout the United States, including several from Minnesota. Victorian architecture, popular during the reign of Queen Victoria, dates roughly from about 1840 to 1900. It is characterized by several different styles, including Gothic Revival, Victorian Italianate, Mansard Style Victorian Stick Architecture, Shingle Style, and Queen Anne, most of which feature arches, lacy trim and other ornamental elements.

The exhibit will be on several panels, grouped by region, in the center of the store. “There are beautiful examples of plans and pictures from the United States, Great Britain and Europe,”Goodman said recently to the St. Croix Valley Press. The exhibit will be organized by geographical location and will include sections on Minnesota, the Midwest, New England, Southern States, West Coast, New York and Europe. “It is fitting that this display of houses, government/commercial buildings and churches will take place in Stillwater, which has some of the finest architecture in Minnesota,” Goodman added.

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See the Article in St. Croix Valley Press

Drawing of the State of Minnesota prison in Stillwater.

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