Cass Gilbert Society

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Newsletter Archive

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 |

2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

2017

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 2017 PDF [325KB]

  • Upcoming Talks at the University Club, January 24 & February 28, 7 p.m.
  • Notice of Requests for Proposal
  • Cass Gilbert Society News
  • Cass Gilbert Building News
  • Book Announcement: "Heart of St. Paul: A History of the Pioneer & Endicott Buildings" by Larry Millett
  • A Message from the Editor
  • Renew Your Support for 2017

2016

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 1, April 2016 PDF [247KB]

  • Pillsbury Hall and the Legacy of Architect Harvey Ellis, May 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
  • Cass Gilbert Society News
  • Cass Gilbert Building News
  • Book Review: "Cass Gilbert's West Virginia State Capitol" by A. & D. Wilkins
  • A Message from the Editor
  • Renew Your Support for 2016

2015

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 1, October 2015 PDF [882KB]

  • Cass Gilbert Society Tour to Owatonna and Faribault Saturday, October 17, 2015
  • Rediscovering the Minnesota State Capitol, November 12, 2015, 7 p.m.
  • Minnesota State Capitol Furnishings Project
  • Wendy Weimer obituary
  • Cass Gilbert Society News
  • Other Cass Gilbert New
  • A Message from the Editor
  • Renew Your Support for 2015: Membership Form


2014

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 1, May 2014 PDF [340KB]

  • Mother's Day Walking Tour in Lowertown, Saint Paul, Sunday, May 11, 2014
  • Celebrate Preservation Month With the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
  • Upcoming Cass Gilbert Society Events
  • Memorial Day Weekend at Roselawn Cemetary
  • American Association of State and Local History Annual Meeting
  • Exhibition News
  • Honoring the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse
  • Who Built Our Capitol?
  • A Woolworth Celebration
  • Report of the Annual Meeting, December 8, 2013
  • A Message from the Editor
  • Renew Your Support for 2014: Membership Form
  • Newsletter Insert: PDF [285KB]
    "Cass Gilbert and the Architecture of Art" by Marjorie Pearson, Ph.D.

2013

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 1, February 2013 PDF [272KB]

  • Celebrating 100 Years of the Woolworth Building
  • Cass Gilbert Star Architect: From St. Paul to Manhattan
  • Cass Gilbert Building News
  • Meet us in St. Louis
  • Report of the Annual Meeting, December 16, 2012
  • Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission
  • Renew Your Support for 2013: Membership Form


2012

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 2, October 2012 PDF [400KB]

  • Join the Cass Gilbert Society for a Fall Tour
  • New Life for the Endicott Building
  • Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Update
  • Celebrating 100 Years of the Woolworth Building
  • Join or Renew Your Support for 2012/2013


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 1, February 2012 PDF [644KB]

  • Cass Gilbert and Detroit
  • A Holiday Celebration at the Freeman House
  • Annual Meeting News, 2011
  • Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission
  • Renew Your Support for 2012: Membership Form


2011

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 4, November 2011 PDF [608KB]

  • Lessons From Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Impressions of Detroit
  • A Holiday Celebration at the Freeman House


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 3, August 2011 PDF [376KB]

  • Who Built the Minnesota State Capitol?
  • Tours of Interest
  • Cass Gilbert & His Contemporaries in Detroit
  • Detroit Tour Details
  • Cass Gilbert Society Trip to Detroit Registration Form


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 2, May 2011 PDF [716KB]

  • 150 Years of Cass Gilbert - Minnesota State Capitol exhibit.
  • Memorial Day Weekend at Roselawn Cemetary
  • Cass Gilbert & His Contemporaries in Detroit
  • Waterbury Report by Ted Lentz
  • Report on the Tarbox House Visit
  • Cass Gilbert's Many State Capitols by David G. & Ann Thomas Wilkins
  • Meet Ted Lentz, Cass Gilbert Society President, 2011-2012


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2011 PDF [476KB]

  • U.S. Supreme Court Turns 75—The Washington-Baltimore Report.
  • Celebrating the Temple of Justice
  • Annual Meeting News 2010
  • Renew Your Support for 2011
  • 2011 Membership Form
  • Cass Gilbert Society the Recipient of a Minnesota Legacy Amendment Grant
  • Waterbury City Hall Rededication, January 1, 2011
  • Cedarhurst Mansion For Sale


2010

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2010 PDF [280KB]

  • Cass Gilbert Society to Celebrate the 75 Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Building With a Trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Special Exhibition to mark the 75 Anniversity of the U.S. Supreme Court Building
  • Cass Gilbert Society the Recipient of a Minnesota Legacy Amendment Grant
  • Waterbury City Hall Renovation is Completed
  • Meet the Cass Gilbert Society Board


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 2, April, 2010 PDF [580KB]

  • The CUBA REPORT, May 11, 2010 (5 photos)
  • Save the Dates for Upcoming Cass Gilbert Society Trip to Detroit. (1 photo)
  • Membership Renewals
  • 2010 Membership Form.


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 1, January, 2010 PDF [392KB]

  • Report on Oberlin College Tour, January 26, 2010 (4 photos)
  • 150th Birthday Celebration for Cass Gilbert, November 21st & 22nd, 2009.
  • 2010 Membership Form.


2009

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 3, October, 2009 PDF [916KB]

  • 150th Birthday Celebration for Cass Gilbert.
  • The Homes of Cass Gilbert by Marjorie Pearson (7 photos)
  • Membership.


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 2, April, 2009 PDF [280KB]

  • A Cass Gilbert Tour for Mother's Day, May 10, 2009
  • Save the Dates: Cass Gilbert Society to visit Oberlin College, Ohio, September 19-20, 2009.
  • Cass Gilbert to Turn 150 on November 24!
  • Cass Gilbert Society Membership Update
  • Solomonson and Fenske Lectures a Great Success
  • Minnesota Legislative Update: restoring the 105-year-old Minnesota Capitol.


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 1, February, 2009 PDF [252KB]

  • Gail Fenske, to speak on her book, The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York,
  • Meet the Board of the Cass Gilbert Society and Annual Meeting News
  • 2009 Membership List
  • 2009 Membership Form
  • What is the Future for Cass Gilbert's Ottawa Embassy?


2008

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 4, October 2008 PDF [572KB]

  • Kathleen Solomonson to Speak on "Cass Gilbert: Re-Imaging the Western Landscape."
  • Living with Cass Gilbert, September 28, 2008 walking tour: a report.
  • News of Note: Brian Pease has been named the Minnesota State Capitol Site Manager.
  • MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 3, August 2008 PDF [284KB]

  • Ethan Anthony to Speak on Ralph Adams Cram and Cass Gilbert
  • Living with Cass Gilbert: Fall Tour, September 28, 2008
  • Carolyn Kompelien Retires as Minnesota State Capitol Site Manager
  • A New Cass Gilbert Landmark: the R.C. Williams Co. Warehouse, NYC
  • Publication News: Gail Fenske's book on the Woolworth Building
  • Cass Gilbert in the News: Sale of 105 N. First St., Minneapolis.


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 2, March 2008 PDF [280KB]

  • From Cass Gilbert to Minnesota Modernism
  • Cass Gilbert Society Celebrates the Minnesota Sesquicentennial
  • Upcoming Event: The Victorian House, symposium at St. Thomas University
  • Meet the Cass Gilbert Society Board
  • New Cass Gilbert Society Website Launched
  • Report on Solomonson Lecture
  • West Virginia State Capitol News


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 1, February 2008 PDF [368KB]

  • Cass Gilbert Society Travelers to Tell Tour Tales on February 12, 2008
  • Minnesota State Capitol and Minnesota Historical Society Events
  • Update on the Cass Gilbert Society Officers and Board
  • Reports on Recent Events
  • New Cass Gilbert Society Website
  • Cass Gilbert in the News


2007

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 2007 PDF [572KB]

  • Larry Millett to Speak on November 13, 2007
  • Minnesota State Capitol Event: The Gilberts’ 120th Wedding Anniversary
  • Minnesota 150
  • National Trust Conference Report
  • Redesigned Cass Gilbert Society Website to be Launched


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 3, August 2007 PDF [312KB]

  • St. Clement’s Church Author to Speak on September 11, 2007
  • Cass Gilbert Society to Participate in National Trust Conference
  • Cass Gilbert News Updates: Lightner House, Waterbury City Hall, West Virginia State Capitol, Minnesota State Capitol
  • Cass Gilbert Society Trip to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Oct 11-15, 2007
  • NYC, NJ, CT Trip Registration form
  • 2007 CGS Membership Form


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 2, April 2007 PDF [1300KB]

  • Texas Trevelers Report on Tour on April 24, 2007
  • Upcoming Deadline: National Trust Scholarship, June 1
  • What is the future for Waterbury City Hall?
  • Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House 1907-2007
  • Other Cass Gilbert-Related Events
  • 2007 CGS Membership Form
  • Coming Soon: Redesigned Cass Gilbert Society Website


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2007 PDF [500KB]

  • Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Architects to Speak on February 27, 2007
  • Upcoming Deadlines and Events
  • Meet the Officers of the Cass Gilbert Society for 2007
  • Awards and Grants
  • Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House 1907-2007
  • A Note from Marjorie Pearson
  • 2007 CGS Membership Form
  • National Trust Preservation Conference, October 2-6, 2007


2006

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2006 PDF [2500KB]

  • “Work-in-Progress” Tour of Cass Gilbert Mansions on Summit Avenue, September 24, 2006
  • "Reminiscences of Cass Gilbert, Jr., and the Late Work of Cass Gilbert." - Talk by William Seale, October 31.
  • Cass Gilbert Society Tour to Austin, Texas, November 17-19, 2006
  • Seaside Sanatoriam: Cass Gilbert Landmark Faces Uncertain Future
  • West Virginia Capitol Dome Restored


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2, April 2006 PDF [500KB]

  • William Towner Morgan and Marjorie Pearson to Speak on May 9
  • From the President by Marjorie Pearson
  • Cass Gilbert in Texas
  • Cass Gilbert's Palace of Fine Arts
  • Cass Gilbert 1880 Self Sketch


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 1, February 2006 PDF [356KB]

  • Patty Dean to Speak on Cass Gilbert in Montana on February 28
  • From the President by Marjorie Pearson
  • Minnesota State Capitol Renovation Petition
  • Membership Form 2006
  • Cass Gilbert Buildings in the News
  • Welsome to New Members
  • Photographs of Cast for Bronze Bas Relief of Cass Gilbert


2005

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 4, November 2005 PDF [344KB]

  • A Presentation on the Cass Gilbert Society Media Project, November 15, 2005
  • "Capitol Views: Building, Public Life, and Culture"
  • A Capitol Centennial Symposium,
  • A Report by Marjorie Pearson
  • A Report on the Cass Gilbert Society Visit to Montana
  • In Memory of Dewey Berscheid


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 3, August 2005 PDF [408KB]

  • A Talk by Leigh Roethke on Tuesday, September 20, 2005,
  • Message from the President - by Marjorie Pearson
  • Update on the Austin, Nichols and Company Warehouse Building
  • "A Touch of Cass": Ramsey Hill Association House Tour 2005
  • "Capitol Views: Building, Public Life, and Culture," A Capitol Centennial Symposium
  • The Cass Gilbert Society Travels to Montana October 8-9, 2005


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 2, April 2005 PDF [92KB]

  • Marjorie Pearson to Speak on Cass Gilbert's West Street Building on April 26,
  • Message from the President - by Marjorie Pearson
  • Mother's Day Tea and Tour: Cass gilbert's Cedarhurst Mansion, May 8
  • Membership and Welcome to New Members


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2005 PDF [88KB]

  • Sheila Smith, "State Capitol Collector," to speak February 15
  • Message from the President - by Marjorie Pearson
  • Gilbert Portrait Unveiling On February 22
  • Ramsey Hill Assoc. and Cass Gilbert Society to Join Forces on Fall House Tour Sept. 11, 2005
  • Membership and Welcome to New Members


2004

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 5, December 2004 PDF [2.1MB]

  • Meet the Officers and Board for 2005
  • Report by the President to the Board - by Marjorie Pearson
  • Membership and Welcome to New Members


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 4, September 2004 PDF [2.3MB]

  • Helen Post Curry to Speak on October 5th at the University Club
  • Message from the President - by Marjorie Pearson
  • Cass Gilbert Society Fal Tour, October 17th
  • Membership and Welcome to New Members


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 3, August 2004 PDF [2.0MB]

  • Patrica Murphy to Speak on September 14th at the University Club
  • Message from the President - by Marjorie Pearson
  • Minneapolis Realty Warehouse
  • Membership and Welcome to New Members


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2004 PDF [2.1MB]

  • Professor Lance Neckar to speak about Northrup Mall on April 20th
  • Report from New York - by Marjorie Pearson, President
  • Mother's Day Tea and Tour: Cass Gilbert's Cedarhurst Mansion
  • Membership and Welcome to New Members


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 6, no. 1, February 2004 PDF [2.3MB]

  • It's a Ball for the Cass Gilbert Society, March 18th
  • Gilbert & Taylor Building Rediscovered in Saint Cloud - by William Towner Morgan
  • Members who have Renewed for 2004; New Members
  • Cass Gilbert Society Exhibit at MN-AIA Conference


2003

CGS Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 4 November, 2003 PDF [1.5MB]

  • C. Ford Peatross to Speak on November 18th at the University Club
  • Message from the President
  • Cass Gilbert Society to Exhibit at AIA Minnesota Annual Convention
  • Members who have Renewed for 2004; New Members


CGS Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 3, September, 2003 PDF [1.8MB]

  • Professor Sally Webster to Speak on October 14th at the Commodore Hotel
  • Message from the President
  • Cass Gilbert Society Fall Tour, October 25
  • See the State Capitol in a New Light


CGS Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 2, April, 2003 PDF [1.6MB]

  • Paul Clifford Larson to Speak on Cass Gilbert's First European Tour
  • Message from the President
  • Fifth Annual Cass Gilbert Society Architectural Stroll: "Cass Gilbert in Lowertown"


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2003 PDF [4.3MB]

  • Cass Gilbert Society Takes Manhattan with a Brooklyn Side Trip
  • Message from the President by Marjorie Pearson
  • Minnesota State Capitol Forum by Jean Velleu
  • Cass Gilbert Publications


2002

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 4, November 2002 PDF [4.4MB]

  • Gilbert Society Invasion of New York – Subject of February Lecture
  • Message from the President by Jean Velleu
  • January Forum on State Capitol History and Art
  • Carol Highsmith Lecture
  • Cass Gilbert Architectural Aesthetics 1890-1934 by Mary Beth Betts
  • Cass Gilbert Society Holds Annual Meeting


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2002 PDF [3.9MB]

  • Mary Beth Betts to Speak at Fall Lecture
  • Message from the President by Jean Velleu
  • Cass Gilbert in the News
  • We are Going to New York City, Oct 16-20, 2002


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2002 PDF [5.3MB]

  • Dr. David Lanegran to Speak at Spring Lecture: Historic St. Paul in the Days of Cass Gilbert
  • Message from the President by Jean Velleu
  • Call for Papers – 37th Great Northern Plains History Conference, Oct 9-12, 2002
  • 4th Annual Cass Gilbert Society Architectural Stroll, Mother’s Day, May 12, 2002
  • Cass Gilbert as Planner: A Talk by Barbara Christen by Marjorie Pearson


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 1, February 2002 PDF [5.0MB]

  • Dr. Barbara Christen to Speak at February Lecture
  • Message from the President by Jean Velleu
  • Geoffrey Blodgett obituary
  • The Bus tour to New Richmond: A Review by Jean Velleu
  • New Cass Gilbert Society Website
  • Of Note: Appointments to Governor’s State Capitol 2005 Commission


2001

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 4, November 2001 PDF [6.3MB]

  • November Lecture Topic: The D.H. Watson House
  • Message from the President by Jean Velleu
  • Cass Gilbert’s Six (or less) Degrees of Separation by Marjorie Pearson
  • A Special Poem – “Work” by Kenyon Cox
  • Search for Cass Gilbert in Yakima, Washington
  • Of Note: Minnesota State Capitol Self Guided Tour


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2001 PDF [5.0MB]

  • Dr. Barbara Christen to Speak at Fall Lecture
  • Message from the President by Jean Velleu
  • State Capitol History
  • Fall Special Event, Bus Tour to New Richmond, Wisconsin, Sunday, October 14, 2001
  • Long Lost Gilbert Documents at Auction
  • CGS History Album – Volume One announced
  • Walking Tour of Four Churches: Smashing Success


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2001 PDF [3.6MB]

  • Spring Lecture 2001: Dr. William Morgan
  • Cass Gilbert Architectural Stroll, May 13, 2001
  • Message from the Vice President by Marjorie Pearson
  • Cass Gilbert and Alexander Ramsey by Marjorie Pearson


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 1, February 2001 PDF [5.5MB]

  • Winter Lecture 2001: The Seligman House, Helena Montana
  • Helena-St. Paul: An Historical Connection by Tom Blanck
  • Message from the President by Jean Velleu
  • What If? by Charles Locks [Cass Gilbert family history]


2000

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 4, November 2000 PDF [4.3MB]

  • Return Engagement - Geoffrey Blodgett
  • Steven Flanders Speaks on Cass Gilbert Life and Work
  • Cass Gilbert Book and Exhibit by Charles Locks
  • Bus Tour to New Prague, Minnesota by Jean Velleu
  • In Memorandum: Dick Velleu


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 3, August 2000 PDF [5.1MB]

  • Steven Flanders to Speak
  • Film Project by Herb Grika in the Works
  • From the Vice President by Marjorie Pearson
  • Singularity Is Almost Invaribly a Clue by Charles Locks [Cass Gilbert’s 130 Virginia Street House]

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 2, March 2000 PDF [5.2MB]

  • Architect’s Family Unlucky in Real Estate by Charles Locks
  • Message from the President by Jean Velleu
  • 2nd Annual Cass Gilbert Society Stroll, A Mother’s Day Walking Tour, May 14, 2000
  • Lecture Series Will Feature Architectural Historian Sharon Irish, April 25, 2000


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 1, February 2000 PDF [4.5MB]

  • Was Our Man in Havana? Gilbert was not the Architect for Cuba’s National Capitol by Dewey Berscheid
  • President’s Report: On the Way to the Rathskeller
  • Historian Paul Larson Examines Gilbert Earliest Years in Minnesota, Feb 22, 2000


1999

CGS Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 1999 PDF [2.9MB]

  • Gilbert’s Residential Work Varied in Design Elements
  • Restored Rathskeller is setting for Special Society Event
  • At the End of the Year President’s Report


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 3, October 1999 PDF [2.5MB]

  • Lecture Series Will Feature Architect Gail Fenske, Oct 19, 1999
  • Tom Blanck to Lecture on Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
  • From the President
  • Historical Symposium sponsored by College of Visual Arts, October 14 - 16


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 1999 PDF [4.7MB]

  • Lecture Series Will Feature historian Geoffrey Blodgett, June 8, 1999
  • Cass Gilbert Stroll Fundraiser in July
  • Society President Attends Cass Gilbert Celebration at U.S. Supreme Court by Jean Velleu
  • Capitol Tours
  • Cass Gilbert’s Social Networking by Tom Blanck
  • What Is the Cass Gilbert Society?


CGS Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1999 PDF [2.3MB]

  • A Capitol Lecture March 23 – Thomas O’Sullivan on “Gilbert’s Minnesota Capitol: Think globally, design locally” & Carolyn Kompelien on “Minnesota’s Showplace: Politics and Preservation”
  • Cass Gilbert: American Architect
  • Is Your Home a “Gilbert?”
  • The Cass Gilbert Society