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Minnesota Boy Choir at Landmark Center... two Minnesota treasures
Minnesota Boy Choir at Landmark Center... two Minnesota treasures Landmark Center is one of the most distinctive buildings in St. Paul, and its setting on Rice Park contributes to its sense of history. It started its life as the Federal Court House and Post Office for the Upper Midwest when it was built 1892-1902. Thank goodness a group of concerned citizen saved it from the wrecking ball in 1972 and restored it to its former grandeur. It now serves as a historic cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums and countless special events.
One of those special events took place today, when the Minnesota Boy Choir performed their annual winter concert... a feast for both the ears and eyes.
Landmark Center is anchored by Rice Park, an open space used to dry laundry and graze animals over 150 years ago before it was designated as a public square in 1849. Trees were planted in 1860, and a fountain and bandstand were added in the 1870s. When President Chester Arthur and Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Sherman came to celebrate the opening of the Northern Pacific West Coast rail line in 1883 electric lights were added. It took another 100 years ... more
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