The White City in Minneapolis. The Gateway Pavilion   brought the new urban ideal of serene, clean, classical architecture to Monneapolis. Clean out the slums and the shanties, and give your town the gift of timeless noble architecture!

The Hotel Nicollet looked very old by the time the postcard was printed. Its neighbors, by the way, include the aforementioned Temple Court and the pointy-tower’d Boston Block. This is a Minneapolis most people don't know, and wouldn't recognize; almost everything here is gone.

By the start of the 20s the building was doomed; it was old and cold, and everyone knew it. Time for something new.