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National Register of Historic Places Program:
Landscape Architecture Month - Showcase
Peavey Plaza

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

National Register coordinators were invited to submit images of designed landscaes listed in the National Register that they think are among the best in their state.

Port Oneida Rural Historic District

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Photographs courtesy of the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office

Peavey Plaza

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reference Number:12001173

Designed by M. Paul Friedberg and Associates, 1975
Photos by Hess, Roise, and Company

Designed by M. Paul Friedberg and Associates and completed in 1975, Peavey Plaza was a departure for Minneapolis. The city, long recognized as home to an impressive park system, a system largely traditional in nature, embraced a new, radical design direction with Peavey Plaza. The Modernist landscape created by Friedberg was an announcement that the city was in transition. Minneapolis, while not ignoring past design inclinations, nevertheless recognized the repetitiveness of those notions. With Peavey Plaza, the city formally, tangibly acknowledged new ideas, ideas which served as metaphor for urban revitalization.