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Larson and McLaren Papers

The Larson & McLaren Papers collection includes drawings, contracts, specifications, and photographs for residences, hospitals, schools, stores and banks, most located in Minneapolis. Representative of the structures documented in the collection are: the Federal Reserve Bank (by Cass Gilbert, 1921-1924) and its later tower addition by Larson and McLaren (1955); the LaSalle Store and Office Building (1923-1950); Groveland Apartment Hotel (1929); North High School (1971); Baker Office Building (1927-1928); Donaldson's Glass Block (department store) (by Long and Kees, 1895); Foshay Tower (by Magney and Tusler, 1929); and numerous residences of the 1920s-1950s. Also included are plans for the refacing of major department stores such as Donaldson's (Minneapolis) and J.C. Penney stores in Minneapolis and Rochester, as well as the Radisson Hotel (Minneapolis, 1947-1955). Not all of these structures are represented by images here.