Built in 1888 by Long and Kees, who seemed to design nearly everything of consequence in Minneapolis. It’s one of those make-it-up-as-you-go-upwards buildings, with layer upon layer of floors instead of a good stern vertical oration. By the time this picture was taken, the Oneida had hit the skids - all the windows are blacked out, and the building looks like the site of some horrible event too gruesome to recall. Imagine this building with all the windows lit at night - soft, glowing gaslight - and you can imagine what it looked like in its better days.

Close-ups are next.