link: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Unified Vision: The Architecture and Design of the Prairie School
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Architectural Tour
 link: Selected Highlights Tour
 link: Lake of the Isles Tour
 link: Minneapolis South Tour
 link: Greater Minnesota Tour
 link: Razed Structures Tour
 Features of Prairie School Architecture
 See these buildings in person.
See these buildings in person.
  In addition to taking the Architectural tour online, we encourage you to take a real life architectural tour and see these buildings in person. Select from the printable tours below, or choose a city from the Greater Minnesota tours, to find an easy-to-follow packet with information about the tour buildings, historic images, as well as detailed maps and directions.

Several of the stops are enhanced with audio interviews. The printouts will tell you when to call (612) 870-6446 to hear the recordings on your cell phone. Look for this icon on the printed guides:

Select a tour to download.
Lake of the Isles Tour Minneapolis Lake of the Isles Tour (.pdf)
This tour includes residences that are clustered around Minneapolis’ picturesque Lake of the Isles, located southwest of the downtown area. (7 stops, 10 houses, approx. 7 miles)
Minneapolis South Tour Minneapolis South Tour (.pdf)
The Minneapolis South tour presents a range of Prairie School gems. Large and small, the structures reflect the flexibility of the architects, while being unified by their common elements. (10 stops, 16 buildings, approx. 16 miles)
Greater Minnesota Tour Greater Minnesota Tours
Organized by city, the Greater Minnesota tours are a basic guide to Prairie School architecture throughout the state. Examples of the great Midwestern Prairie School bank types are highlights of these tours.
(Adobe Acrobat reader required, download it for free)
Note: When visiting these buildings in person, please respect the privacy of the people who live and work in them.

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