JuniorClassHandicraft191487653The Handicraft Guild Building is located at 89 10th Street South, Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was designed in 1907 by architect William Channing Whitney in the Georgian Revival/Arts & Crafts style to house The Handicraft Guild. The Handicraft Guild was an organization central to Arts and Crafts movement active in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, from 1904 to 1918.

The Handicraft guild was founded, led, and staffed primarily by women, making it historically significant to women’s art movements nationwide.

It was protected in 1998 by the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission despite attempts by condominium developers to tear the building down. The building houses The Handicraft Guild; founded in 1904, an artist collective and gallery space, and is prominent in the Arts in Minneapolis scene.

Currently sections of the community of buildings not historically protected building are up for possible demolition by realtors hungry to develop the property into condos and in doing so  assimilate the protected portion as a lobby/recreational area for the future condo- inhabitants.

…This does not seem like the legacy intended by its founders:

The community that still resides there professionally, some of which have been there for decades continue to nurture the long standing legacy of the building and albeit some portions are in disrepair the building is still rich with unique storefronts that include a historical violin shop and a successful restaurant/bar called The Devil’s Advocate..

To the Minneapolis art community and the historical preservation this area not just the one building deserves preservation.

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