Cass Gilbert Society

Learning Resources

"Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time"

An Emmy Award-winning documentary created by Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) and the Cass Gilbert Society. The 18 minute documentary DVD was made available to every school district in Minnesota on behalf of the Cass Gilbert Society.

The story of St. Paul architect, Cass Gilbert. His life, his work, and his enormous influence on American architecture.

The story begins in St. Paul when Cass Gilbert is nine years old, and will take us on his journey across America and on to Europe as he becomes one of the most remarkable architects of his time in America.

Enjoy the beautiful Cass Gilbert architecture along Summit Avenue in St. Paul. Walk the halls of his masterpiece, the Minnesota State Capitol and follow him “when his ship comes in” and he is off to New York City, where he will eventually build the Woolworth Building, “the world’s tallest”, in 1913.

A 30 minute version of "Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time" was first aired on Twin Cities Public Television on January 9, 2006.

Watch the video "Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time" at Twin Cities Public Television's website (running time: 28:21, flash plug-in required). Watch for repeat performances on tpt's MN channel (2.2). (Note: as of 2008-10-28, this video is not currently available at the www.tpt.org website, but has been moved to tpt's www.mnvideovault.com website.)