Endicott Buildings

- 141 East Fourth Street -
(between Robert and Jackson) and
- 350 North Robert Street -
(between Fourth and Fifth)
- 1891, Cass Gilbert -

Cass Gilbert, architect of the State Capitol, designed the Endicott Buildings as an arcade to wrap around the Pioneer Press Building, then under construction at Fourth and Robert streets. The Italian Renaissance facade with floral designs carved in red sandstone earned early appreciation form the historic preservation movement. But misguided efforts to clean a century's accumulation of soot from the facade taught preservationists the painful lesson that sandblasting can damage fragile details.

Images

Endicott Building

Endicott Building

- 141 East Fourth Street - Date: Approximately 1900 Image courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Office of Calmenson, Abramson

Office of Calmenson, Abramson

- 450 Endicott Building - Pictured: Ted Abramson, Abraham M. Calmenson, and Leon Goldfarb Photographer: Philip C. Dittes Date: February, 1950 Image courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Architect Frank A. Abrahamson and his staff

Architect Frank A. Abrahamson and his staff

Fifth floor of the Endicott Building on Robert Street. Photographer: Philip C. Dittes Date: April 15, 1953 Image courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Woman operating a charge-a-plate machine

Woman operating a charge-a-plate machine

The fourth floor of the Endicott Building. Date: March, 1952 Image courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert, architect of the State Capitol, designed the Endicott Buildings as an arcade to wrap around the Pioneer Press Building. From: "Saint Paul's Historic Lowertown: A Walking Tour," created by the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission, 1988 View File Details Page

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City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission, 1988, “Endicott Buildings,” Saint Paul Historical, accessed April 25, 2017, http://saintpaulhistorical.com/items/show/202.

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