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CAS? It must Digging for gold be August Smoking gun ... pages 11 & 12 ... page 15 ... page 18 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 27 No. 8 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Treasures” • August 2017 Searching for Cass Gilbert Cass Gilbert, architect, designed the Minnesota State Capitol inside and out. It has just been glowingly renovated. (Photo by Linda Simpkins) by Britt Aamodt capitol recommenced ST. PAUL, MINN. its public tours after a – Eyeballing St. Paul $310 million A bust of Cass Gilbert, from the bluffs, two renovation, the first architect, can be found buildings stand out. major renovation since on the main floor of the The first is the cathedral. the building’s opening Minnesota State The second is the in 1905. Capitol. (Photo by Linda Simpkins) Minnesota State The genius behind Capitol. the domed Beaux Arts- Cass Gilbert In early 2017, the inspired building was Cont. on page 3 House Chamber. Grandeur and majesty characterize many spaces in the Cass Gilbert-designed Minnesota State Capitol. (Photo by Linda Simpkins) Site manager Brian Pease and historian Natalie Heneghan are collaborating Gilbert envisioned the finest details of the Minnesota State Capitol, down to to track down missing Cass Gilbert-designed furnishings for the State this carving in the House Retiring Room. (Photos by Britt Aamodt unless Capitol. It wasn’t hard to find a beautiful backdrop to photo the team, in this otherwise noted.) case on the rotunda’s mezzanine. 26th al CAMBRIDGE ANTIQUE FAIR u Ann Aug. 5 th & 6 th , 2017 100's of Antiques Sat. 8 am-5 pm • Sun. 9 am-4 pm Dealers! www.CambridgeAntiqueFair.com (763) 434-6664 or kwel16421@aol.com /CambridgeAntiqueFair • www.MetroPromos.com 2 The Old Times August 2017 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Large Tin Mustang Toy $95.00 Nippon Red Cardinal Plate $300.00 Little Boy Blue Clock $68.00 1952 License Plate Pair $46.00 Aurora Viking Ship Model Kit Cast Iron Toy Motorcycle $75.00 Miller Roseville $185.00 Beer Pineda Motion Vase Sign $950.00 $325.00 Thumbprint Glass Vase $69.00 Beaded Native American Boots $215.00 Sterling Turquoise Bracelet $395.00 16" Lladro Kestner C3P0 Star Wars Case $30.00 Figurine Sailor $559.00 Doll $395.00 Tonka Toys Tanker $325.00 Captains Desk $589.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM August 2017 The Old Times 3 A few window frames that in 1905 were installed in the state capitol later escaped demolition when they were appropriated for two farmhouses north of the Twin Cities. Gilbert Society has designed or selected for undertaken a project to the capitol. identify, locate, and tell “When Gilbert the stories of the more than 1,600 furnishings Cass Gilbert that Gilbert either Cont. on page 4 Natalie Heneghan tracked some original 1905 Cass Gilbert capitol window frames to a farm in Stanchfield, Minn., north of the Twin Cities. Several were stored in this barn. (Photo by Natalie Heneghan) Cass Gilbert Cass Gilbert. Gilbert years in the very city home for Minnesota’s Cont. from page 1 was born in 1859 in where the building that government. Zanesville, Ohio, but established his national Coinciding with the spent his formative reputation still makes a renovation, the Cass 34 Park Rapids ke Height Long La of Land Lake Toad Detroit Lake Lakes 34 Detroit Lake 71 10 Little Pine Lake Big Pine Lake Perham 108 Dent Cass Gilbert designed or selected over 1,600 furnishings for the 1905 state capitol. A little over half Star Lake remain on the premises. But this Gilbert chair from the capitol was picked up at a local rummage sale. Rush Lake (Photo by Natalie Heneghan) Today, the side hallway that leads from the Buchanan Lake Otter Tail capitol’s public spaces to the House Retiring Room The Central Lakes Antiques Trails Lake 10 crams together cubicles and office spaces for staffers. Back in 1905, it was just a hall with a Cass Gilbert wardrobe for legislators’ coats. An Old Times 210 Fergus Falls Alexandria B ud ’ s B arn Exit 54 West Battle Lake 210 Antiques Trails Map Exit 57 35 Yesterday’s 71 A One-Owner Antique Shop 29 517 Broadway St. 78 Eagle (320) 762-8990 46 22 Bend 10222 State Highway 29 Mon-Fri: 9-6; Sat: 9-5:30; Sun: 12-4 Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 Exit 67 Parkers Clarissa Prairie OPEN YEAR ROUND. Ashby Furniture • Glassware Lake Christina Browerville Now & Then Antique Mall OPEN 59 94 YEAR ROUND Tools • Toys •Decoys • Redwing Parkers Prairie Pelican Lake 601 Broadway St. Lake Mon - Sat, 11 - 5 55 (218) 338-6166 Exit 77 Miltona (320)Elbow 763-6467 Exit 82 Sunday, 12 - 5 Bud’s Barn Antiques Lake Mon-Sat: Lake 10-5; Sun: 12-4 79 Ida Long 27 Located On State Highway 29 YEAR-ROUND Mall of 4 Floors Lake Carlos 29 Prairie 15 mi. N of Alex. on Hwy. 29 15 mi North of Alexandria or 3 mi South of Parkers Prairie, MN Lake Geneva Lake (218) 338-6166 Past & Present Home Gallery Darling 54 Lake Mon-Sat 11-5; Sun 12-5 320-859-3200 Exit 97 Osakis 619 Broadway St. Alexandria 27 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Osakis (320) 759-2300 Herman 27 Exit 103 71 26 West Main St. Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 Lake Exit 114 Sauk Centre Osakis, MN Mary 55 29 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Maple Lake 28 114 Hidden Treasures, 9 Lake 94 Sauk Centre Off Broadway Antiques A Multi-Dealer Shop 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave Reno Collectibles & Comics Lowry 28 Exit 127 Featuring a variety of 110 5th Avenue West Exit 131 Melrose (320) 351-7700 (320) 763-1655 114 Glenwood Memoryville Freeport OPEN Wed-Sat: Albany 10-4 Farm and Country Mon-Fri: 11-5; Sat: 11-4 Starbuck 71 4 Jan Watson’s Back Again! Primitives 28 Lake Plus Eclectic Art, Home Decor, Minnewaska Glenwood Osakis Morris Sporting Goods, Collectibles... and LOTS of New OLD STUFF! Vintage House Antiques Antiques Osakis 55 Blast From the Past Grandpa’s Attic & Gifts 701 N Franklin 26 West Main • (320) 859-3200 125 Central Hwy 27 (Nokomis St.) & 1st Ave OPEN 10am TO 5pm DAILY! 4 (320)634-3618•(320)491-7752 Open Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm (320) 859-4500 (320) 766-0394 Mon - Sat: 9:30-5 (Closed Tues) Sun: 11-4 Opening Saturday, May 13th OPEN Mon-Sat 10-5 YEAR ROUND! OPEN DAILY 10-5 YEAR ROUND! Stop In! We probably have what you need! OPEN YEAR ROUND. for their 31st Season! Stop In! Antiques, collectibles, 2nd hand. Les Kouba prints / Used furniture 4 The Old Times August 2017 Gilbert asked Herter Brothers of New York to manufacture his furniture designs. The company subcontracted some of the furniture manufacture to a women-owned and -run furniture company. This bench (above and right) shares the second floor with the court and legislative chambers. The inlaid acorn design is an embellishment not Cass Gilbert chose a Minnesota symbol, the North Star, for the rotunda floor. seen on the first floo The points of the star form Ms to reinforce the Minnesota connection. (Photo benches. by Linda Simpkins) Cass Gilbert Heneghan, an Worth The Trip! Cont. from page 3 independent historian hired to track down the Quality Antiques & Original Art designed the capitol, he in a Gallery Setting Wednesday - Saturday: 10am to 5pm designed it in great Cass Gilbert Sunday: 10am to 3pm detail,” said Natalie Cont. on page 5 (or by chance or appointment) OPEN YEAR ROUND! 23650 Forest Road ~ Featuring American Art Pottery ~ Mission furniture, lighting, 16 Dealers! Mon.-Sat.: 9:30 AM-5:30 PM P.O. Box 574 Deerwood, MN 56444-0574 cabin style antiques, Visit Historic & Unique Crosby, MN Sun. 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Crosby/Brainerd Lakes Area decoys and lures deerwoodantiques.com Antique Capital of The Lakes Area Antiques NOW 119 Washington St. NE Brainerd, MN 56401 OPEN! Bob Novak & Scott Berg Shop: 218-534-3700 • Cell: 218-838-0611 BUY - SELL - CONSIGN - APPRAISALS - INTERNET SALES OPEN YEAR 218-270-9481 ROUND! 395 South Lake Ave. antiques Duluth, MN 55802 HALLETT COlleCtibles 218-625-2379 ANTIQUE Vintage hOme DeCOr Open daily at 11 am EMPORIUM Furniture Housed in a Historic Furniture • Architecture • Glassware 100-Year-Old Building gOurmet treats Art • Jewelry • Clocks • Pottery 28 W. Main St. & sO muCh mOre! Sports • Seasonal • Coins Crosby, MN 56441 70+ 218-546-5444 Open 7 Days a Week • 10am-6pm Duluth’s Finest Antique Mall 101 n WashingtOn st. • st. CrOix Falls, Wi 54024 9,600 Square Feet! Dealers! Dealer Space Available St. Croix Valley M 7 Days a Week • 9:30am 7- 5:00 715-483-7725 1-18-07 Located In Duluth’s Canal Park! Rush pm City • FaCebOOk.COm/ghOstsintheattiCantiques • ALLOUEZ Antique Shops Along I-35 “Up North” in the Lakes & Pines The St. Croix River Valley 61 ANTIQUES Stop for a bite to eat or to browse Antiques Trails I-35 Up North Lakes Map 051716 on your way north or as you head home. Stark 10 Almelund Harris 9 Pine County History Museum Almelund Mercantile 73 Kettle Barnum Moose Antique & An Old Times Antiques Trail Map Between N. Branch & Taylors Falls (651)583-3696 Gift Shop River Lake North Branch 27 27 95 Fri & Sat 10-5; Sun 10:30-5 Antiques, coffee shop & more! St. Cambridge Little Mermaid Café C Sturgeon 14 miles roi Almelund Many Quality65 Lake xR Lindstrom ive Hours: r Willow 35 Mon-Sat: 9am - 4pm Dealers! River Sunday: 1pm - 4pm 9 95 Lindstrom Antique Mall 12 4101 E. 2nd Street 35 Downtown Lindstrom Hwy 8 & Park Superior, WI 54880 Finlayson 23 61 Sunrise Lake 20 20 St. Croix (651) 257-3340 18 N. Center Falls Open 7 Days-A-Week: 10am - 5pm (715) 398-0529 Askov 19 Lindstrom Lake Center 21 Taylors Falls Two Deer Lake 8 floors - over 9,000 sq8ft Located on Hwy. 2/53 Sandstone Stacy Chisago South Lindstrom City 20 8 Shafer 8 95 Turtle Lake 25 Miles Lake S. Center City Osceola, WI Lake OPEN YEAR Chisago Lake 95 35 ROUND 35 Green Dresser The Looking Glass 7 Days a Week 65 Lake Hinkley 48 Hwy 35 • 117 N Cascade Street 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 6333 H C Andersen Alle Osceola (715) 294-2886 23 Askov, MN 55704 Forest 24 Ri v er M-Th: 10-5; Fr-Sa: 10-6; Sun: 11-5 Dealer Space (320) 838-1607 Lake 25 Cr oix Hwy 243 Available. Forest St . 35 Formerly Osceola Antiques. sin ta Lake Mora eso on isc 95 inn 61 W Scandia M 35 107 y Pine 97 r wa City Rive 97 Grantsburg, WI n ic Sce 65 70 70 n al tio Na Braham 48 x 35 oi Cr St. Rush August 2017 The Old Times 5 The Minnesota Historical Society has been tracking the location of Cass Gilbert furniture original to the state capitol for a few decades. These chairs from the capitol collection have found a new life at the Folsom House historic site in Taylors Falls. (Photo by Natalie Heneghan) Cass Gilbert best. He thought the Politicians, editors and Cont. from page 4 best anywhere should quarry owners wanted The governor’s reception room is a common site for Minnesotans who watch be the best for the exterior stone to local TV news. The governor is often seen giving statements in front of the missing furniture items. Minnesota.” Civil War paintings and the surrounding Cass Gilbert furniture. The “He was committed to That extended to Cass Gilbert furniture is upholstered in leather with brass studs. But the style, as seen in making it the absolute his choice of materials. Cont. on page 6 the arms and legs, is very simple. Our 45th Year! The Northwest Lakes Buggy Wheel Antiques Antiques Trails A Complete General Line of Antiques. Parts-Pieces & Projects • Dealers Welcome An Old Times Antiques Trails Map ROD and CONNIE JAHNKE JUST IN! 18353 US Hwy. 10 • Audubon, MN 56511 a LaRGE SELEcTIoN Park 218-439-6980 of fIREpLacE maNTELS. Rapids May-Sept: Tues-Sat: 10-5 • Sun: 12-4. Located 8 miles west of Detroit Lakes on Hwy. 10 Detroit Lakes DETROIT LAKES SuLaine’s Antique Mall Moorhead Antique Mall 603 Hwy 10 E “An Old Friends Cottage” (218) 844-6830/SuLainesAntiques.com Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-5 “Quality Antiques Dent Facebook.com/SulainesAntiques uniquely displayed” Celebrating 20+ years! A Creative Mix Of Fergus DENT Vintage, Antiques, Falls Underwood Empty Nest Home Decor, & Gifts <- exan Al Antiques / Vintage / Collectibles - M dr Battle 202 Main St • (218) 770-2698 Flea Fest 2017 oo ia - Outdoor mini-flea market rh 4 Lake Tues-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 12-4 ea 5 m Storewide indoor sale! d Come browse with coffee & cookies! - 4 i. - Fri. Aug. 4 - Sat. Aug. 5 5 m -> i. www.MoorheadAntiqueMall.com Fergus Falls UNDERWOOD OPEN: Wed - Sat: 10 to 6 Sun: Noon - 5 Backwoods Antiques at Exit 55 Collectors Corner Lincoln Avenue Antiques Elle’s Antiques (I-94, Exit 55 at Cty Rd 1) 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 27685 County Highway 35 • 218-287-1313 • (218) 998-3088 • (Closed Wed.) Open Thurs-Tues: 10am - 5:30pm (218) 736-2210 Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 (218) 998-4224 Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 (218) 731-1483 • (218) 826-6571 Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm 2811 SE Main Ave, Moorhead I-94 East exit 2A • I-94 West exit 2B Fun, fabulous treasures! 3 Rooms + Hallway & thrift! OPEN YEAR ROUND. Closed Sun. Great Variety ~ It’s Worth The Drive! FARGO ANTIQUES & REPURPOSED MARKET 5258 51st Avenue South Fargo, ND 58104 OPEN 7 DAYS West Fargo (I-29 Exit 60, (52nd Ave S) then W 1.5 mi.) A WEEK Now TWO MON-SAT: 10 AM-7 PM; 701-356-9199 420 Center Ave Fantastic Malls SUN: NOON-6 PM Fargo Moorhead in Fargo/Moorhead with over 120 Vendors!! Featuring a wide variety of FM ANTIQUES & Antiques, Collectibles & Repurposed Items! REPURPOSED MARKET 5258 51st Ave S 420 Center Avenue OPEN 7 DAYS (I-29, Exit 60, then W 1.5 mi.) Moorhead, MN 56560 A WEEK TheFargoAntiques@yahoo.com • FMAntiques@cableone.net (In the Moorhead Center Mall - SE corner) MON-FRI: 10 AM-6 PM; www.farmantiques.weebly.com 218-303-1742 SAT: 10 AM-5 PM; SUN: NOON-5 PM 6 The Old Times August 2017 Cass Gilbert wanted only the best for the A side table in the Gov- Minnesota capitol. ernor Reception Room. Stone quarried from Greece and France mingle on the grand stairway. (Overview, out against the boosters left; details, above) and got Georgia white marble. Cass Gilbert By contrast, the Cont. from page 5 Cathedral of St. Paul, started a year later in come from Minnesota. 1906, has a granite But Gilbert worried exterior quarried in St. that dark stone would give the structure a Cass Gilbert Pease and Heneghan with a portrait of John A. gloomy cast. He held Cont. on page 8 Johnson, the first Minnesota governor to serve a full term in the Gilbert-designed state capitol. One of the TOP 10 BEST Antiquing Towns TM ANTI A NTIQUES Visit Stillwater, MN in the 300 DEALERS OVER 200 DEALERS in 5 Malls, IN 5 MALLS Vintage & 11 Lighting, SHOPS Book and Clothing Shops U.S.! St. Criox River HWY 35/64 from Wisconsin Fodor’s Travel Lowell Park www.fodor.com Lowell Park Stillwater, MN P P P P P HIG HW AY 95 Stillwater 94 35E 95 AY HW HIG 494 694 Stillwater 35 NORTH WATER W SOUTH WATER W 94 Stillwater iS 36 36 694 95 P 3 5 94 35E NORTH MAIN ST SOUTH MAIN ST MinneSota’S PreMiere 1 4 94 antiqueS DeStination.. ViSit uS toDay! St. Croix River St. Paul COMMERCIAL 2 35W 494 Minneapols MULBERRY CHESTNUT 95 NELSON MYRTLE 494 OLIVE P Stillwater 35W 35E P PARKING When you come to Stillwater w w w . s t i l l be sure wate r a n t i to q u evisit s h o p sthese . c o m “Fabulous Five” first! Stillwater’s BEST Antiques Shops! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Staples Mill Antiques Let There Be Light Stillwater Antiques Mall American Gothic Antiques Midtown Antiques 410 N. Main St 210 N. Main St 101 S. Main St 236 S. Main St 301 S. Main St 651-430-1816 651-351-7580 651-439-6281 651-439-7709 651-430-0808 The Shops of North Saint Paul JUST 15 MINUTES FROM ANYWHERE! (In the Twin Cities Metro) 7TH AVENUE ANTIQUE MALL ANTIQUES Luther Auctions 2563 7th Ave. E, North St. Paul, MN 55109 at the Old Pharmacy A Fun Place to Buy 651-773-7001 2551 7th Avenue E A Premier Midwest Auction House jrpete40@gmail.com North St. Paul, MN 55109 OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK ALWAYS 651-748-0073 MONDAY NIGHT BUYING! AUCTIONS Monday 10aM to 8pM ~ Hours ~ tuesday thru saturday 10aM to 6pM Mon.-Sat: 10:30-5 •Sun: 3 pm-7 pm visit LutherAuctions.com (Closed sunday) (Closed Thursday) 2556 7th Ave. E • 651-770-6175 Come to The Nic Nac North SaiNt Paul North St Paul aNtiqueS Antiques/Collectibles We Buy! every Friday eveNiNg “Something for everyone!” Antiques 2564 7th Ave Hours: JuN 2 - SeP 15 2533 7th Ave E Collectibles North St. Paul, MN 55109 Mon.-Sat. 10-6 For the North St. Paul, MN 55109 Vintage 651-777-4000 (Closed Wed.) “HISTORY CRUZ” 612-757-5568 Mid-Century Sun. 4-8 Hours: 10% OFF Retro Jgotch@TheNicNac.com CAR SHOWS Mon-Sat: 10-5 StOrewide during the Oddities Sun: 11-5 Car ShOwS! August 2017 The Old Times 7 Show for treasure hunters benefits local high school Let There Be Light Antiques --PRESS RELEASE Wilson took over the more. MINOCQUA, show last year, Admission, $6. WIS.—Northstar promising to keep Children under 14, free. Collective, sponsor of improving it and, as in Minocqua is located North Woods Antique the past, to donate part one block west of the Shows, is proud to of the proceeds to the Highway 51/Highway The UP's.... announce the 25th high school. 70 West intersection. Specializing in: anniversary Minocqua Expect a rich mix That’s 250 miles and Antique Market the last of antique, vintage, and northwest of the Twin Antique Lighting weekend in August repurposed items, in- Cities in the heart of DOWN's.... Repairs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. cluding Indian artifacts, Wisconsin lake Restoration on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August hickory and snowshoe furniture, primitives, territory. Call 906-250-1618 of Deco Rewiring 26 at Lakeland High School in Minocqua, early advertising, toys, stoneware, tools, glass- for more information. Lighting Shades & Parts Wis. Northstar ware, jewelry, textiles, Collective owner Nona sporting items, and Clearly original in Clear Lake $425 --PRESS RELEASE Service in the Park” CLEAR LAKE, done by Zion Lutheran IOWA—Rain or shine, Church of Clear Lake over 60 quality vendors at 10 a.m. and music in are bringing furniture, the afternoon. coins, estate jewelry, The show in Clear architectural salvage Lake is located one Over and much, much more, mile west of Exits 193 to the 25th annual and 194 off of I-35. 500 $495 Antiques in the Square Clear Lake lies roughly 10 am - 6 pm Fixtures show and sale in Clear 110 miles north of Des Hours: Fri & sat Lake, Iowa, from 9 Moines, Iowa, and 130 In a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on miles south of 651-430-1816 Stock! 10am - 5pm Sunday, September 3. Minneapolis. sun: noon - 5pm That’s the day before For more StaplesMillAntiques.com Labor Day. information, call 641- E-mail: 210 N Main Street • Stillwater, MN 55082 There is a “Sunday 357-4000. StplsMillAnt@aol.com (651)-351-7580 • www.BeLightMn.com Midtown Antiques Three oors of early American to mid-20th century antiques and collectibles from over 70 Dealers You’ll nd: More tools • Russian Collectibles • Primitives English & Victorian Furniture Metal Advertising Signs • Racks of Vintage Clothing Motorcycles • Fine and Costume Jewelry And a wide variety of collectibles from all decades. e s e e what New Arrival! Com added on Danish Modern Teak e we hav oors! Furniture from all 3 Mid-Century. Extended Summer Hours MONDAY-THURSDAY 10AM TO 6PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10AM TO 8PM 301 South Main Street, Stillwater, MN SUNDAY 11AM TO 6PM 651-430-0808 Midtownantiques.com 8 The Old Times August 2017 Cass Gilbert Cont. from page 6 Cloud. The interior has Mankato Travertine. Amazingly, over half the original 1,600 furnishings remain in the capitol, said Brian Pease, site manager at the Minnesota State Capitol. As to those missing items, what happened to them? The site is over a hundred years old, “and as people moved out of offices, they’d sometimes take the furniture with them,” to Mural, House Retiring Room new off
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