Cass Gilbert Architectural Self-Tours & Maps
Minnesota State Capitol Tour
The Cass Gilbert Society has arranged for two Guided
Tours on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10 A.M. and 12 noon,
with a special presentation on the Capitol restoration
at 11 A.M. A description of this special tour and
presentation can be found here with registration
instructions. Free to Cass Gilbert Society
members. Please sign up in advance - limited to 25
participants on each tour.
New York City, Newark & Connecticut Tour
Slideshow of 2007 Tour highlights including the Brooklyn Army Terminal; the West Street Building and Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan; the newly restored Essex County Courthouse in Newark, N.J.; the Cass Gilbert Historic District in Waterbury, Connecticut, where the city approved restoration of the City Hall; and Cass Gilbert’s country house and the local cemetery in Ridgefield, Connecticut. See cover story in CGS February, 2008 Newsletter.
St. Paul Lowertown Tour
St. Paul's Lowertown’s railroad, manufacturing, and wholesaling companies expressed their pride and permanence in the structures they erected, beginning in the 1880s. A significant concentration of these buildings survive, unified by similar architectural styles and construction materials Many were designed by the city’s most prestigious architects, including Cass Gilbert and Clarence Johnston. This tour focuses on ten buildings.
St. Paul Walking Tour
This tour focuses on ten houses and two churches designed by Cass Gilbert. Also included are the home of his partner, James Knox Taylor, and the home of his chief draftsman and protege Thomas Holyoke. Several other buildings and sites that have personal or professional connections with Gilbert are noted.