Gargoyles in South Minneapolis



In the early 1900s, Swan J. Turnblad, a Swedish immigrant who became rich publishing a Swedish-language newspaper, built a 33 room castle with turrets, gargoyles, hand carved woodwork and porcelain tile stoves in South Minneapolis. 


 Twenty one years later the family donated it to the community. It is now home to the American Swedish Institute.



I took these pictures on a drizzly day over a year ago. It’s located less than 2 miles from my house and 2 blocks from the pharmacy I use but I’m waiting for the construction to be completed before I go back.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s