Mankato, MN

Ah, Mankato, Minnesota. I love the roof, and the walls of buff-colored Mankato stone. Designed by William Martin Akin and built in 1896, it was later dumbed down by James A. Wetmore — who was never happier than when designing a horizontal, faceless box — in the 1930s.

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2 thoughts on “Mankato, MN

  1. Wow, cool, thanks for posting this…it’s fascinating seeing how much of the local Post Office is still there from the original structure! Do you by chance know what the year of this postcard is?

    It’s true that the roof has been dumbed down since then…that clocktower bit isn’t there…but all the basic brick structure otherwise looks pretty much exactly the same! Very wild to see just a couple scattered houses around it instead of other buildings.

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