Poster art showcases Faribault’s historic architecture

Check out this post and approach your town with “fresh eyes” to see what’s really there! These often overlooked details may disappear if we don’t treasure them!!!!!

Minnesota Prairie Roots

TRAVEL WEST ACROSS the Highway 60 viaduct toward downtown Faribault and you likely will notice the steeples and towers poking above the landscape. Just like on the eastern side of my Minnesota community, these punctuating structures mark numerous historic buildings.

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Now Jeff Jarvis, a local historian and artist who works as the City of Faribault’s community enrichment coordinator, has created Steeples & Towers, a photo montage. For a donation to the Concerts in the Park fund, you can purchase this 12 x 18-inch poster featuring 18 spires on educational, religious and residential structures. Places like the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, the Hutchinson House, Buckham Memorial Library.

Buckham Memorial Library, Faribault, was built in 1929 with a Greek theme. Interior features include a Charles Connick stained glass window and Greek murals. Buckham Memorial Library, Faribault, was built in 1929 with a Greek theme. Interior features include a Charles Connick stained glass window and Greek murals. Minnesota Prairie Roots file photo.

I’ve long valued the detailed architecture that defines so many…

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A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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7 Responses to Poster art showcases Faribault’s historic architecture

  1. Thanks for sharing this post with your readers, Doreen.

  2. [J+D] It’s so good to learn about others’ communties, and in this case the buildings. This is the sort of thing we would want to see were we ever to visit N America (some hope!). Forget Niagara Falls, Empire State Building, The Golden Gate … It’s the lives of ordinary folk and their communities that interest me. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. witchylin says:

    It is always interesting to see where other folk live and visit.

  4. kathyreeves says:

    I always wondered about Faribault when we went to Northfield, but we never got over there. Maybe

  5. kathyreeves says:

    Next time we get that way….

  6. L.M. Valdez says:

    I might believe you will love my blog, its has a lot of pictures of different types of architecture, https://lmvaldezsite.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/fourth-project/

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