Historic Foshay Tower

© Rob Jensen

Historic Foshay Tower

Uploaded: July 29, 2005

Description

This photo was made during the annual Minneapolis Aquatennial celebration in July 2005.

The tower was opened in August 1929 by Wilbur Foshay, a prominent businessman. He lost his fortune months later during the historic stock market crash in October.

The building is credited as "the first skyscraper west of the Mississippi" and was apparently modeled after the Washington Monument. It remained the tallest building in Minneapolis for over 40 years.

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